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Flood shelter

Flood shelter

In this excerpt from an oral history interview, Charles Thompson questions Elberta and Thomas Hudson about their experience in a shelter after their home in White Stocking, North Carolina was flooded during Hurricane Floyd.

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Elberta Hudson Describing the shelter by LEARN Digital History


Charles Thompson: Describe it. How many people were in there and the types of people who were there?

Elberta Hudson: Oh, Lord, it was so many people. It was so many people. It was the Mexican people, black people, white people. And it was a lot of people, you know, young, old, middle age.

Thomas Hudson: They had the whole middle school jammed up with people who started coming.

Elberta Hudson: And it was packed. It was cots side-to-side.

Thomas Hudson: And they didn't have enough room to house them all, so they opened up another, bigger school down at Penderlea.

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