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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!).

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.