The AP’s Michael Goldberg covered the long-term struggle of a family in Rolling Fork, Mississippi, following a devastating tornado in March 2023.

Goldberg, alongside photographer Rogelio Solis, tracked the Cartlidge family’s efforts to rebuild their lives in an area already challenged by scarce jobs and limited resources. His reporting highlighted both the human and economic dimensions of the disaster’s impact in the Mississippi Delta, one of the nation’s poorest regions.

This in-depth story was featured by major national and regional news outlets.