Jordan Denoia, 21, moved to Wilmington in August to work as a certified nursing assistant at a local nursing home. She lost her job after Hurricane Florence and has lived in a Red Cross shelter since September 20. “It’s like a little community here,” Denoia said. “It doesn’t even look shelter-like. It looks like we’re all camping out in here.” About 500 people remain in 10 shelters across North Carolina and one in South Carolina since Florence’s landfall, according to Red Cross Spokesman Todd James. Overall, the Red Cross and community shelters have tracked 125,400 overnight stays since the September 14 storm. Photo by Elizabeth Baier/ WUNC #hurricaneflorence #redcross #wilmington #northcarolina #wuncphotos
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Jenna Parker, a 2nd grade teacher at Edwin A. Anderson Elementary School in Wilmington, talks with students on Oct. 4, 2018 about their experiences during Hurricane Florence. Whether they were in town or evacuated a few states away, these 7- and 8-olds watched Hurricane Florence wallop their community, and leave much of it flooded and wind-torn. Now, they are adjusting to life back at school. “You can't just jump right back into a math lesson when you come back from an experience like this,” Parker said. “We don't know what all the kids have gone through and so we need to put their wellbeing first, come back together, support each other.” Photo by Michael Cline Spencer / For WUNC . . Edwin A. Anderson Elementary School 2nd grade teacher Jenna Parker talks with students as they reflect on their experiences since Hurricane Florence made landfall in Wilmington. The storm caused widespread damage and flooding. Photo by Michael Cline Spencer / For WUNC . . A 2nd grade girl fills out a worksheet in class at Edwin A. Anderson Elementary School on the first day back to school since Hurricane Florence made landfall. Teacher Jenna Parker spent the first day back talking with students about their experiences after the storm. Hurricane Florence caused widespread damage and flooding. Photo by Michael Cline Spencer / For WUNC #hurricaneflorence #wilmington #wilmingtonnc #northcarolina #wuncphotos
Since Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina, staff and families in New Hanover County Schools have not only weathered the storm, but they've also worked to put their classrooms and schools back together. Last week, teacher Jenna Parker put the little chairs back at the little tables in her second grade classroom at Anderson Elementary School in Wilmington. “Even if these kids are suffering through things at home being different, or...damage is happening to their house, they're going to get to walk through these doors and see something familiar for them,” says Parker. “It’ll be normal. It’ll be walking into home for them.” Photo by Lisa Philip/ WUNC #florence #hurricaneflorence #wilmington #northcarolina #wuncphotos
Staff Sgt. Melishia Francis prepares her breast pump in a lactation room at Lackland Air Force Base's Wilford Hall Medical Hospital. Inflexible work schedules and lack of support can make it tough for new mothers in the military to keep breastfeeding their children. Such problems are common across the armed forces, said Navy veteran Robyn Roche-Paull, who founded Breastfeeding in Combat Boots, a nonprofit group that provides information to nursing moms in uniform. She said that each military branch has its own breastfeeding policies, and they're too open to interpretation. Some regulations are very specific and say, 'Every two to three hours for 15-30 minutes, that's what your break is,' Roche-Paull said. Where other ones will say, 'every three to four hours for 15 minutes. Photo courtesy of Daniel J. Calderon / U.S. Air Force #military #armedforces #breastfeeding #femalesoldier #wuncphotos
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Nurse Carpathia McRavin, left, draws blood from Bud Sadler, right, of Cedar Point, at a Veterans Affairs mobile health clinic in Havelock on Thursday, September 20, 2018 following Hurricane Florence. Photo by @madelinepgray/ For WUNC . . Vietnam veteran Rodney Williams, right, and his wife Phyllis Williams, left, of Newport, sit in a medical trailer at a Veterans Affairs mobile health clinic in Havelock on Thursday, September 20, 2018 following Hurricane Florence. Phyllis says that after the storm there were a lot of trees down, but our home, God put his arms around it. When Rodney started to have some medical issues, they came to the mobile clinic. Photo by @madelinepgray/ For WUNC . . Deputy Billy Carpenter, right, hands a toy truck to Andrew Arnold, 5, while his mom Joy Arnold, center right, and brother Elliott Arnold, left, sit at a Veterans Affairs mobile health clinic in Havelock on Thursday, September 20, 2018 following Hurricane Florence. The Arnold family evacuated ahead of the storm and returned home late the night before only to have to throw out all of the food in their refrigerator. Photo by @madelinepgray/ For WUNC . . Janet Burgess, left, and Rebecca Cannon, right, prepare to greet people as they arrive at the Veterans Affairs mobile health clinic in Havelock following Hurricane Florence on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Over a span of three days, Cannon estimates that the clinic has seen about 150 people. Photo by @madelinepgray/ For WUNC . . Veterans Affairs serves veterans and community members at a mobile health clinic in Havelock following Hurricane Florence on Thursday, September 20, 2018. The clinic in Morehead City had to be evacuated due to the storm so the mobile unit, with staff from around North Carolina and the country, has been setup in the Walmart parking lot to provide medical services as well as hot meals, toiletry items, and other necessities. Photo by @madelinepgray/ For WUNC #hurricaneflorence #veterans #healthclinic #havelock #northcarolina #wuncphotos
Krista Holland (right) and Regina Wooten, another Wilmington principal, pose with toys Holland brought to a Chapel Hill shelter. Over a week after the storm made landfall, more than 60,000 North Carolina students are starting another week without school. Many of the students and educators who evacuated for the storm are still far from home as districts continue to assess the damage. Photo by @laphilip / WUNC #hurricaneflorence #nced #education #Wilmington #northcarolina #wuncphotos