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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 >>

Dishonesty, fraud, and bureacracy interfere with aid efforts

The Englishes describe relief efforts in Duplin County, which started the process at a disadvantage because it lacked a Red Cross center. The process was marred by dishonesty, fraud, and painfully slow bureaucracy exacerbated by inefficient cooperation between federal and state agencies. The picture the Englishes paint is of governmental agencies, in particular at the state level, totally unprepared for disaster relief.

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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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