Ryan spoke to a Washington Post reporter who was embedded in Lumberton during the worst of the flooding. You can read her full piece here, which touches on aspects of flooding, wetlands, infrastructure, sustainable development, and more.
Ryan also teamed up with Global WaSH engineers and scientists at NC State and UNC to conduct a water quality sampling campaign during and immediately after the floods. The attached photo shows NC State graduate student, Jocelyn Painter collecting samples from the Great Coharie River with Ryan and Mr. Greg Jacobs, administrator of the Coharie Tribe. The photo is linked to a Twitter discussion about this excursion.