Michelle Lucas outside her home in Camp Branch, KY (Photo by Chris Begley)
Episode One of RISE captures what happened on the early morning of July 28, 2022 when several communities in Eastern Kentucky experienced record flooding that eventually claimed 44 lives and left thousands homeless. We look at what contributed to the disaster, how communities are responding, and what’s needed to address the challenges ahead. WEKU’s Tom Martin and a team of reporters takes listeners on a journey as Eastern Kentucky navigates a future made less certain by climate change. For more information, visit WEKU-RISE.Org.