After the 1979 and 1983 Pearl River floods, conversations turned to, “How will we prevent this from happening again? Things will be different next time!” Well, things are different this time. We have drones taking pictures of the flooding.

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Marshall Ramsey, a nationally recognized editorial cartoonist, shares his cartoons and travels the state as Mississippi Today’s Editor-At-Large. He’s also host of a weekly statewide radio program and a television program on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and is the author of several books. Marshall is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and a 2019 recipient of the University of Tennessee Alumni Professional Achievement Award.