This week on the Down East Journal, the predictions for the 2013 hurricane season and how to prepare for what officials say could be an “extremely active” season. And, we discuss a new computer modeling program that’s been developed by North Carolina scientists to better predict the impact of storm surge and coastal flooding. Plus, we speak with local emergency management about how they're preparing to keep the public safe before, during and after a storm. The Down East Journal airs Friday at noon on all of the PRE stations. And online at publicradioeast.org.
This week on the Down East Journal, it's National Alzheimer's Awareness month, and we learn about a successful technique caregivers are using to communicate with Alzheimer's patients. And, shellfish harvesting is shutdown after several inches of rain from Hurricane Sandy washed pollutants into coastal rivers and sounds. And, with the November election just days away, we dissect and explain the North Carolina Election Ballot.