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RISE Episode 3

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Chris Begley
A flooded field in Estell County, Kentucky in Summer 2022

Episode three of RISE investigates an increasing frequency of extreme weather events such as the moisture-heavy storm system that stalled above 13 eastern Kentucky counties on the night of July 27, 2022 and intensified well into the morning of the 28th.

The resulting flash flood claimed 44 lives and destroyed or severely damaged thousands of homes located outside of officially mapped floodplains.

The episode explores the question: are these storms the calling card of climate change?

Tom Martin is the host of Eastern Standard, a weekly radio magazine of interviews and stories about interesting people, places, and things happening in the Commonwealth.