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Topic: Disaster Relief and Recovery
Posted on 10/1/2018
The Columbia Journalism Review highlighted the indispensable appeal of local weather reporters during the Hurricane Florence weather emergency, including several statements from local residents. Myrtle Beach resident Karen Goodwin evacuated with her eight-year-old granddaughter, who carried with her a WMBF kids’ hurricane tracker.
“We trust our local broadcasters because they’re a part of our community, they’re going through the storm, too,” said Goodwin. “They’re down-to-earth and tell it like it is.”
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