Climate change

Blight2Bioswale research team huddles in A Community Voice War Room

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New Orleans, LA: Bioengineering graduate students from Louisiana State University are working with A Community Voice (ACV) in the Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, to further their Blight2Bioswale research and action project. The students are pictured here with ACV member Linda McFields.

You can hear Linda and ACV member Gwen Adams discuss flooding, the impacts of Hurricane Katrina and our United Flooded States of America campaign on the ACV radio show.

Fill, Build and Flood: Dangerous Development in Flood-Prone Areas

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“You have unchecked development in the flood plain, combined with unprecedented storms and flooding. Too many people are one storm away from catastrophe.
— Harriet Festing

National: Several Higher ground members are quoted in this article on the practice of fill and build, including Ed Browne of Residents Against Flooding in Houston, TX, and Terri Straka of Rosewood Strong in Horry County, SC. Higher Ground’s director, Harriet Festing, is also quoted.

Charleston's Mayoral Debate on Flooding

Charleston, SC: Here are photos from the Mayoral Debate on Flooding co-hosted by Higher Ground member, Groundswell Charleston, last Thursday October 3rd (note the I Flood and I Vote t-shirt!).

Outside the Spotlight

National: Outside the Spotlight, Communities around the Nation Seek to Rebound from Climate-Related Disasters: A great blog from Climate Mobilization that highlights the work of Higher ground members.

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Has Flooding Hit Your Finances?

Horry County, SC. April O’Leary, leader of Horry County Rising says “I have partnered with a team of expert economists to develop this flood survey and I need every flooded family in Horry to complete. We have the entire month of October to engage affected families so please share if you know any!”

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