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(Photo by Jeanne Marie Hibberd)

(Photo by Jeanne Marie Hibberd)

   This week on Eastern Standard:  

RISE, Episode Five: Response. Recovery. Preparedness - the three phases that follow a natural disaster. Six months after a moisture-laden storm stalled above and relentlessly drenched southeast Kentucky the region remains somewhere among those stages. We review FEMA’s performance, learn of the breadth of the first response, and why the flood elevates the push for internet connectivity to a difference between life and death. The ineffectiveness of weather radar in the mountains is explained. And from the region’s two Area Development Districts we hear of active updates to the districts' Hazard Mitigation Plans.  

  * Note: Eastern Standard interviews are edited for clarity and length


Eastern Kentucky Flooding: How You Can Help 

Please  consider offering whatever you can to help our neighbors recover 

Flood Resources - Governor's Office
The Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky 
Appalshop Appalachian Flood Support Resources  
Cowan Community Center Flood Funds 
Appalachians for Appalachia


Your neighbors, friends and family in Eastern Kentucky thank you for your help and support 


Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358 

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