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2012-07-03 23:02:23

With some areas experiencing a foot or more of rainfall due to Tropical Storm Debby, Patrons Insurance Agency offers advice to Florida residents about the importance of flood insurance. Largo, FL (PRWEB) July 03, 2012 In light of the effects of Tropical Storm Debby, which contributed to flooding in several areas along the gulf coast during the last week of June, Florida insurance agency Patrons Insurance Agency, Inc. urges Floridians to recognize the need for flood insurance. Rainfall...

2012-06-17 23:02:48

Recent flooding in the Panhandle of Florida caught many coastal residents off guard. Disaster Relief Supply in Destin, Florida recommends preparing for the next flood with alternative methods of water barriers to protect property. Destin, FL (PRWEB) June 16, 2012 The unprecedented amount of rainfall recently received in Pensacola and Escambia County Florida was a wakeup call for protection of property located in flood prone areas. Many homeowners experienced losses due to the lack of any...

Understanding The Effects And Impacts Of Flooding In The South Of England
2012-06-15 11:32:42

Research from the University of Southampton has developed and applied a method for understanding the effects and impacts of coastal flooding, which could contribute to more effective flood forecasting, defense design and land use planning. By using observations from real coastal floods and numerical models, researchers simulated coastal floods within the Solent region of the South of England to approximate the consequences of synthetic flood events, using land and property as example...

Climate Change Responsible For Indus Decline
2012-05-29 13:01:31

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com New research has shed a light on an ancient Asian civilization and given a glimpse into what the future might hold for the region. Climate change is now thought to be responsible for the decline of the Indus civilization, an empire that stretched over more than a million square kilometers. One of the first great urban cultures that also included Egypt and Mesopotamia, its people lived primarily along rivers from the Arabian Sea to the Ganges, over what is...

2012-05-28 23:01:00

Water damaged vehicles aren't always beyond repair. A little proper care and maintenance can allow them to continue in service. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) May 28, 2012 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water restoration service in the country, is offering tips to consumers on how to clean up a vehicle that has been damaged by water. Cars and trucks are prone to water damage, whether it be a window that was left open during a rainstorm or the whole vehicle being caught in rising...

2012-05-25 23:02:31

Water restoration often extends to the grounds surrounding a home or business. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) May 25, 2012 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to homeowners on how to properly care for their yard following a flood or other major water damage event. Yards and landscaping may be severely damaged by flood waters, and will take special care in order to be preserved. Yard damage occurs anytime there is too...

Heavy Rains, Extreme Flooding Doubled In Midwest Over 50 Years
2012-05-17 09:58:35

The Midwest has experienced an increase in extreme rainfall and severe flooding over the last half century and authorities need to take steps now to minimize the impact of these events, two environmental groups said in a report released Wednesday. The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) and Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in their report -- Doubled Trouble: More Midwestern Extreme Storms -- said severe storms that led to devastating and costly flooding in many Midwestern...


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2012-08-03 11:43:48

Four major events occurred yesterday, the first being the formation of Tropical Storm Ernesto, which is now located just east of the Windward Islands with winds near 45 knots. The second was the heat in the Southern Plains as many places saw temps over 100F with heat index values near 105-110 for the region. High temperatures are again one of the main story makers across the country. 100 degree temperatures continue to plague Texas and Oklahoma. Eleven out of the last 14 days in...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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