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2011-06-08 08:52:00

BEIJING, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

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 US 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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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2008-08-08 08:28:17

Tropical downpours are becoming more common, resulting in greater risks of flash floods.

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.

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.


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  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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