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Most Vulnerable Cities Revealed With Flood Risk Index
2012-08-22 15:13:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, published in the latest online edition of Natural Hazards, suggests that Shanghai is the most vulnerable city to serious flooding. A team of researchers from the University of Leeds and the Netherlands base their findings on a new method they developed to calculate the flood vulnerability of cities. The index looks at the likelihood of a city's exposure to a major 'once in a hundred years' flood, along with social and...

2011-03-16 07:20:00

TUCSON, Ariz., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami and the 2004 Indonesian earthquake and tsunami have shocked the world. Dr. Jeffrey Goodman, an archeologist and geologist who has spent years researching the Bible's stories of catastrophe, says that tsunamis that dwarf those of Japan and Indonesia are written about in the Bible. In his new book "THE COMETS OF GOD" Goodman says the Bible tells of a mega-tsunami that occurred in the past and a...

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2010-06-21 07:15:00

Study of how canyon formed offers insight into ancient flood events on Earth and Mars In the summer of 2002, a week of heavy rains in Central Texas caused Canyon Lake"”the reservoir of the Canyon Dam"”to flood over its spillway and down the Guadalupe River Valley in a planned diversion to save the dam from catastrophic failure. The flood, which continued for six weeks, stripped the valley of mesquite, oak trees, and soil; destroyed a bridge; and plucked meter-wide boulders from...

2009-01-08 11:15:00

When extremes of drought and flood come in rapid succession, the extent of damage to vegetation may depend in part on the sequence of those events, according to a new study published in The American Naturalist.The study, which focused on tree species common to the Everglades in Florida, found that seedlings maintained higher growth rates and were less likely to die when subjected to drought first then flood, rather than vice versa. The findings could have significant implications for...

2008-09-02 09:00:20

Major Chinese city on high flood alert WUHAN, Aug. 31 (Xinhua) -- More than 600 people are carrying out round-the-clock patrols of dikes along the Yangtze River in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, as the water level of the country's longest river rises. The water level was 24.17 meters on Sunday, the highest this year, and was approaching the 25-meter line that marks the need to start implementing flood control plans, according to the Wuhan flood control headquarters....

2008-08-09 12:00:54

ASHLAND, N.H. (AP) -- A flash flood roared through a central New Hampshire campground, sweeping a Rhode Island family's SUV downstream, killing a 7-year-old girl, and leaving her mother and 5- year-old brother clinging for life to a tree until they were rescued, authorities said. The flood Thursday evening at the Ames Brook Campground followed a powerful storm that dumped several inches of rain on parts of the state. Witnesses said the girl's father had left the vehicle when it was swept...

2006-04-10 21:48:35

By Reed Stevenson SCHAGEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - It seems appropriate that Johan Huibers is building a modern version of Noah's Ark in the Netherlands, where two-thirds of the land would be under water were it not for dikes and levees holding back the North Sea. The 47-year-old Christian is pouring his time and energy into recreating a ready-to-sail replica of the ship mentioned in the Bible. However, he is counting not on 40 days and 40 nights of rain, but on floods of children...


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  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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