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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Raymond, Eunice, Wayne, and Charles Russell English, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0280. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

The flood and its aftermath damages community spirit

Charles English discusses the effect of the flood on the community's ethos. It was so damaging that it hurt people's ability to help one another, so in addition to destroying property, it attacked interpersonal relationships. The perception of unfair distribution of aid bred jealousy. Charles displays mingled patience and frustration with the speed at which the government is helping community residents' efforts to rebuild their homes and businesses.

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Oral History Interview with Raymond, Eunice, Wayne, and Charles Russell English, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0280. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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