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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 >>

Housing, economic, and public health needs after a natural disaster

Hall describes the categories of need involved in disaster response (after immediate emergency needs): housing, economy, and public health. Most of the available money goes to housing, first to address immediate needs, such as providing temporary housing and drinking water, and then to fund long-term home rebuilding and construction. Hall's "economy" category refers to compensation to farmers for lost crops.

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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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