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2011-06-08 08:52:00

BEIJING, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides leading turn-key solutions in China for water resources, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and the pollution control markets, announced today that its affiliate, Beijing Yanyu Water Tech Co., Ltd. (Yanyu), has won flash flood monitoring and forecasting projects in six districts and counties in Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province. The contract...

2011-03-14 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With many communities throughout the nation facing threats of spring flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are once again joining forces to commemorate Flood Safety Awareness Week March 14 - 18. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/floodsmart/48725/ FEMA and NOAA's National Weather Service are...

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2010-03-28 09:20:00

The northeastern U.S. was subjected to heavy flooding and damage from late winter storms, and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-12 captured a movie of those storms as they dumped heavy rainfall between March 8 and 16, 2010. "Following the Nor'easter 'parade of blizzards' in February this year, another week-long parade of storms flooded the upper Midwest and Northeastern U.S. in March," said Dennis Chesters of the NASA GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight...

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2009-07-06 14:40:00

Though New Orleans residents were told to evacuate days before the arrival of Hurricane Katrina, no one could have predicted the real extent of the devastation.Now researchers from Tel Aviv University say they have found a novel and reliable way to help predict the intensity of the next big flood, using common cell phone towers across the United States. Their model, which analyzes cell phone signals, adds a critical component to weather forecasting never before available."By monitoring the...

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2008-11-21 11:10:11

Flash floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States, and because of their unpredictability they're the leading weather-related cause of death for Americans. They usually arrive with little or no warning, but a Tel Aviv University researcher is trying to predict where and when they will occur "• using lightning. Prof. Colin Price, coordinator of the international "Flash Project" and head of the Geophysics and Planetary Physics Department at Tel Aviv University, is...

2008-09-21 09:00:17

By Jodi Rogstad By Jodi Rogstad jrogstad@wyomingnews.com CHEYENNE - To Cheyenne's earliest settlers, the tan prairie and ribbon-thin creeks betrayed no hint whatsoever that these lands could flood. Today, despite proof to the contrary, that belief seems to prevail. Twice, in 2000 and 2004, Cheyenne voters rejected a storm sewer utility. Also, only 30 percent of Cheyenne residents have flood insurance - and these are the people who live in areas prone to flooding. Meanwhile,...

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...

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2008-08-08 08:28:17

Tropical downpours are becoming more common, resulting in greater risks of flash floods. "As the tropics warm we are seeing an increased frequency in the heaviest rainfall," said Richard Allan of the University of Reading in England, who co-authored a study of tropical rains with Brian Soden of the University of Miami. The scientists have studied tropical rainstorms since the 1980s, and gave the first evidence to confirm computer models that predict more intense cloudbursts ahead because of...

2008-07-19 12:00:28

Authorities in eastern Utah are bracing for the possibility of flash flooding in an area devastated by a deadly fire last year. The U.S. Forest Service said this week that flooding has been reported near the site of the Neola North fire, which killed three people in June 2007. A spokesman for the Ashley National Forest said flooding has been reported downstream in Bacon Park and at private residences along the river corridor. The National Weather Service has installed a temporary weather...

2008-07-14 12:00:34

By Tim Sheehan, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Jul. 14--A respite from triple-digit heat is expected to continue for a couple more days, but the danger of thunderstorms in the tinder-dry Sierra Nevada has firefighters on their toes. National Weather Service forecasters expect afternoon highs to remain below 100 degrees today and Tuesday as low pressure draws moist air from Mexico into the mountains. "We don't see any change in pattern over the next two days," said Carlos Molina, a...


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