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RISE Episode 2

Chris Begley
A welcoming sign at a mountain home in Eastern Kentucky

RISE is an Eastern Standard documentary series about the July ‘22 flash flood and its lingering aftermath in Eastern Kentucky.

Episode Two focuses on a pre-existing housing shortage made far worse by the flood; flood insurance issues; floodplain mapping; leadership exhaustion and stress; and the work of some of the key nonprofit organizations in the region.

The episode is capped by a Chris Begley essay about the nature of mountain communities and how this event is forcing difficult change.