Segment 1: Why the Federal Emergency Managment Agency recommends flood coverage for everyone.
Flooding occurs in 90% of natural disasters in the United States, according to FEMA, and a quarter of all flood claims come from low-risk areas. We cover common questions about what is and isn't covered by flood and homeowners insurance, and discuss what the future of flood insurance might look like.
- Chris Parsons, insurance program specialist, Mitigation Division, FEMA Region VII
Segment 2, beginning at 22:30: Mental health resources in Kansas City.
A shortage of pyschiatrists across the Kansas City area has some waiting eight weeks for an appointment. Meanwhile, suicide is the second leading cause of death for people age 10-34, according to the National Institute of Mental Heath. Today, a survey of resources available in the area, and a discussion of the community needs going unmet.
- Ann Konz, member of the board for National Alliance of Mental Illness
- Jenny Duncan, director of Substance Use Services, Comprehensive Mental Health Services
If you or someone you know is in crisis — whether they are considering suicide or not — please call the 24-hour, toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor.