Why live in a flood zone?

April 19, 2011 1:11:46 PM PDT
You have to feel badly for all those folks who live in the flood plains of New Jersey.

I mean it rains, the rivers overflow their banks, and the streets become part of the rivers. So too do houses.

But at some point, feeling bad goes only so far. First, I'm not sure why someone would buy close to a river known to flood. Second, why in the world has it taken so long for officials in New Jersey to figure out how to circumvent and perhaps prevent the flooding?

It's a question we asked last night, and will continue to ask, as the rivers recede today. But more rain is not what they want to see in New Jersey. The bad news is that more rain is coming later tonight.

Meteorologist Jeff Smith (in for Lee Goldberg) is tracking the storms for us tonight at 11. And we''re at a meeting in Little Falls, where they're talking about flooding.

Also at 11, we know that mixing prescription drugs can be dangerous. But tonight we take a closer look at mixing some dietary supplements with prescriptions.

Consumer Reports discovers that it's often not easy for people to learn about these harmful interactions.

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Rob Powers with the night's sports.

I hope you can join Sade Baderinwa (in for Liz Cho) and me, tonight at 11.


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