May 18, 2011
Mississippi Rising: A Lesson for Hampton Roads?
Last week’s historic flooding in Memphis and the Mississippi and Ohio rivers has residents in Hampton Roads asking how prepared are we for floods here in our area? On Wednesday's program, host Cathy Lewis talks with Emergency Management officials and a local environmentalist about what plans are in place and how they can be improved. We’ll also take a look at new trend in flood management called “natural river defenses,” which allows rivers to reclaim developed land before nature demands it back.
Skip Stiles - Executive Director, Wetlands Watch
Jim Redick - Executive Director, Hampton Roads Emergency Management Council