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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Billy Ray Hall, January 20, 2000. Interview K-0509. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Frustration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Hall describes locals' discomfort with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) representatives, who he suggests might have brought an unwelcome taste of distant northern bureaucracy with them and who tend to be the objects of frustration because of delays in, among other things, restoring housing. This passage hints at some of the interpersonal tensions that exist in a disaster area, even as people cooperate to try to piece their lives back together.

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Oral History Interview with Billy Ray Hall, January 20, 2000. Interview K-0509. 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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