State of Change

Resisting the Flood

Clip | 5m 44s | Video has closed captioning.

The historic town of Princeville sits on low-lying land within the floodplain of the Tar River. With increasing storm intensity due to our changing climate, the town experiences more and more frequent flooding. Learn how the people of Princeville have used innovative building practices to “flood proof” the town, starting with their elementary school.

Aired: 12/21/21

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

State of Change is a local public television program presented by PBS NC.

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