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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Steve Holland, December 16, 1999. Interview K-0510. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Irresponsible development depleted forests, worsening the effects of Hurricane Floyd

Holland ascribes the flooding to the inability of forests to soak up Floyd's heavy rainfall. Irresponsible development eliminated a great many trees, and because of Floyd's timing, remaining trees could not do their part. Hurricane season usually comes, Holland says, when the "sap quits rising."

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Oral History Interview with Steve Holland, December 16, 1999. Interview K-0510. 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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