Thursday, September 15, 2011

Disaster at Birds Point

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KRCU) - A short documentary film by the agricultural public relations firm Osborn & Barr looks at the devastation caused by the detonation of the Birds Point-New Madrid.

The film criticizes the Army Corps of Engineers for activating the plan … and for the federal government’s follow-up.

The eleven-minute film “Man Made: Disaster at Birds Point” documents the effects of the flood on floodway farmers and residents of Pinhook.

Neil Caskey worked on the film for Osborn & Barr. He says he was shocked by the federal government’s response following the flood.

"We’re in a situation where our government decided to flood these counties out," Caskey said. "Right now they aren’t doing a whole heck of a lot to make those communities that were affected by their decision whole."

The film was presented in East Prairie last week, but no future screenings are planned in Southeast Missouri. Caskey says he is working to show the film in Washington with Representative Jo Ann Emerson.

The film is online at disaster at

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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