Angela Lewis is the first lady to Spring Garden Missionary Baptist Church in Washington, NC. She speaks to how people would be surprised to know that locals in Washington are not just still recovering from Hurricane Florence in 2018 – many are still recovering from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. And some families will never financially recover. She notices that her church’s predominantly African American section of town is hit especially hard by the storms. For Lewis, she just tries to help families get to their next step.
Flood Zone is a special investigation reporting on flooding in Coastal Carolina communities. The podcast is a project of Shoresides and Working Narratives.