Hurricane Florence ripped down the southern East Coast of the United States this past week. Despite its southern track, the storm affected some students at Montclair State University.
“I am terrified for my grandfather and uncle who live right on the ocean ,” said junior family sciences and human development major Emma Black. “I’m not even sure if they will have a home when they get back.”
Black lives in both North Carolina and in New Jersey. News of the hurricane’s track was both shocking and frightening to her.
North Carolina issued both mandatory and voluntary evacuations on Sept. 11 for different areas expected to be hit hard by this storm. By Sept. 14, Hurricane Florence made landfall, which cut power to more than 500,000 customers in both North and South Carolina. By the 16th, Florence had brought more rain to Wilmington, North Carolina than any other weather event recorded in the city’s history.
“I have had contact with constantly,” Black said. “My family…