Faces from the Flood
Jay Barnes shared photographs and stories from his book, Faces from the Flood: Hurricane Floyd Remembered, written with Richard Moore. Barnes emphasized that storytelling is one of the most important forms of hurricane communication. People need to keep telling those stories, because our memories help us understand hurricane impacts. As we share stories, a generational memory is made. Recent experiences have created valuable networks, the true test of hurricane preparedness. Our experiences make us much better prepared for the next storm. However, no two storms are alike; the risks are very different. Saving lives was at the heart of the Hurricane Floyd experience as the disaster lingered for weeks.