This episode investigates the science and impacts of these unusual floods through interviews near the Pennsylvania-New York-New Jersey tri-state. Guests include Tom Vicchiariello, Director of Emergency Management for Port Jervis, New York; Bill Clark, President of Matamoras-Westfall Historical Society; and George and Betty Reaggs, long-time residents of the area.
This interview provides insights into Germany’s long-term flood records, major flood events, and efforts to protect the country in vulnerable ports like Hamburg. Mr. Krei also shares his personal reflections about growing up in East Germany, and how drastically life changed when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989.
From wooden walkways to the floating fair, the city of Manaus has embraced creative solutions so that the population can move around and guarantee their livelihood. People there are used to it and already know how to proceed during the flood season, but everything becomes much more difficult and costly.