Blight2Bioswale research team huddles in A Community Voice War Room


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.

National Academy of Sciences Meets Flood Victims in Brazoria County, TX

We folks are making a huge difference in our communities by meeting with folks like this, who also care about our needs and our causes.
— Kevin McKinney, Flood Victims of Richwood

Brazoria County, TX: Kevin McKinney, leader of the Flood Victims of Richwood, TX, joined a roundtable convened by the National Academy of Sciences last week. Also at the roundtable were representatives from the American Red Cross, and the Salvation Army. Topics discussed were floodplain mapping, development in the floodplains, Lidar data, FEMA temporary housing, pre disaster mitigation funds, and buyouts.

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!).

Flood Insurance Awareness, October 7th, 2019

Virginia Beach, VA: Higher Ground member, Stop the Flooding Now!, is teaming up with George Kasimos of Stop FEMA Now to present an information session on the rising cost of flood insurance. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is set to be reauthorized on September 30th. The goal of the event is to explain the current legislation that is before Congress concerning NFIP reform.

Training our younger residents to fight flooding

Gulfport, MS: Dr. Chris J. Anderson from Auburn University is giving a lecture and field trip today on the role of wetlands in managing flooding. In attendance are students from Gulfport High. The lecture will go towards the final grade of these excited students. The lecture series is coordinated by Higher Ground member, EEECHO, thanks to our partnership with the Thriving Earth Exchange of the American Geophysical Union.

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Students and Residents get Trained by Scientists

Gulfport, MS. Scientists are helping residents and students in flood prone areas get trained on climate change, flooding and wetlands science, thanks to our partnership with the Thriving Earth Exchange of the American Geophysical Union. The scientists - Renee Collini, Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium; Chris Anderson, Auburn University; and Gianna Cothren, University of New Orleans - are working with Higher Ground member, EEECHO to help find solutions to flooding in the areas.

Hanging the Banner

Charleston, SC: Getting ready for the Mayoral Debate on Flooding, co-hosted by the flood survivor group, Groundswell Charleston, and the South Carolina Chapter of the Sierra Club. It’s tomorrow, October 3rd. 7 PM – 8:30 PM at the MUSC Baruch Auditorium, 284 Calhoun Street.