The first show in a three-part series called “Gambling Against Mother Nature” will air at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 29, on WKRG-TV (News 5). The show will explore how beaches and barrier islands protect the coast, how Orange Beach has changed since Hurricane Ivan and how Mississippi is rebuilding after Katrina. Other topics will include storm preparedness for homeowners and how flood maps affect insurance. The two additional programs in this series will air at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 19 and Aug. 26.
The series is made possible through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Storms Program, Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, WKRG-TV, the city of Orange Beach and grassroots, inc.