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Eastern Kentucky Flooding: How You Can Help

The most recent, catastrophic flooding in Eastern Kentucky comes as many Kentuckians were already experiencing a sense of anguish and exhaustion after recurring disasters, including a powerful ice storm last year that cut off power to 150,000 people in eastern Kentucky, a flash flood last July that left many stranded in their homes and the rare December tornadoes that carved a nearly 200-mile path of destruction and killed 80 people. Now, 25 dead and counting as rainfall continues in the Eastern mountains of the Commonwealth. Please  consider offering whatever you can to help our neighbors recover.

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


On tap for Thursday, August 11:

The science behind the misery: State Geologist William Hanesberg and UK hydrologist Chris Barton on how the topography of Eastern Kentucky’s mountain region contributes to destructive and deadly flash flooding. 

Lindsay Kampfer joins us from BlueGrass Care Navigators on how the flooding was so harrowing for many hospice patients - and, a new program to provide age-in-place care. 

We hear about recovery and rebuilding efforts from Gerry Roll and Lora Smith of the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky. 

And, we learn about the physical and emotional impacts of racism from Dr. Candace Hargons, chair of counseling psychology at UK. Dr. Hargons is Gerald Smith’s guest for this latest in our series on racial justice and equality.


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

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