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2011-10-24 10:13:54

This week thousands of families lost their homes and crops as flood waters swept across Central America. In Thailand huge tracts of farmland were submerged as the country faced its worst flooding in 50 years. Across the globe agricultural production is at risk as catastrophic flooding becomes a world-wide problem. Prolonged flooding drastically reduces yields by cutting off the supply of oxygen crops need to survive. Now experts at The University of Nottingham, working in collaboration...

Luminous Grains Of Sand Help Determine Year Of Historic Storm Flood
2011-10-12 03:10:41

Scientists at TU Delft have successfully matched a layer of sediment from the dunes near Heemskerk to a severe storm flood that occurred in either 1775 or 1776. This type of information helps us gain more insight into past storm floods and predict future surges more accurately. The scientists´ findings have been published in the online edition of the scientific magazine Geology, and will be on the cover of the paper edition of November. Historic knowledge Our historic knowledge...

2011-09-14 12:01:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig today saw first-hand the flood damage on farms in central Pennsylvania, saying the destruction caused by remnants of Tropical Storm Lee has dealt a devastating blow to the state's agriculture industry. "Over the past couple days, I've seen the devastation caused by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee," said Greig, during a tour of one of the Sterman Masser Potato Farms in Dalmatia, Dauphin County,...

2011-09-13 15:29:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary George Greig today saw first-hand the flood damage on farms in northeast Pennsylvania, saying the destruction caused by remnants of Tropical Storm Lee has dealt a devastating blow to the state's agriculture industry. "The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee have caused hardships for many Pennsylvanians, with farmers among the hardest hit," said Greig, during a tour of the Norm Darling & Sons Farm in Plains...

2011-09-04 07:00:00

Flood Control America's Invisible Flood Control Wall tested during Hurricane Irene and saves Vermont town hall from major flood event. Lincoln, VT (PRWEB) September 04, 2011 Flood Control America is proud to have helped protect a beloved town community center from the Hurricane Irene flooding that inundated Vermont. The town of Lincoln, Vermont, had the foresight after the disastrous flood of 1998 to use pre-disaster grant assistance to invest in and install The Invisible Flood Control Wall...

2011-09-01 19:30:00

The New York State Office of Emergency Management is using imagery of the widespread flooding in Schoharie County captured by Rochester Institute of Technology and Kucera International Inc. (PRWEB) September 01, 2011 The New York State Office of Emergency Management is using imagery of the widespread flooding in Schoharie County captured by Rochester Institute of Technology and Kucera International Inc. On Tuesday, a crew from RIT and Kucera International remotely imaged the destruction in...

2011-08-25 06:45:00

SAN ANTONIO, Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Russian scientist Marsel Yanovich Bickbau and his colleague Itzhak Elkind have applied for worldwide patents on methods for reducing the force of tsunami tidal waves. Research for this endeavor, resulting in Russian Federation patents last year, took place well before a disastrous tsunami hit the Miyagi Prefecture, Fukushima on the eastern coastline of Japan, March 11, 2011. Even as the world watched gigantic waves sweep over the densely populated...

2011-08-24 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers from IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the University of Texas at Austin have applied advanced analytics to river systems, weather and sensor data, to predict the Guadalupe River's behavior more than a hundred times the normal speed. Simulating thousands of branches at a time, this technology could help provide up to several days warning of a flood, allowing more time for disaster prevention and preparedness. (Logo:...

2011-08-22 07:00:00

Severe weather and flood damage threatens festivities across the United States, at times turning deadly. State fair officials move to head off any other potential threats. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 22, 2011 Water Damage Local.com, a national network of water restoration providers, is advising state fair attendees to play it safe in the wake of recent severe weather and flood damage issues across the country. Severe weather forced the Missouri State Fair to partially close until debris can...

2011-08-19 00:00:30

Sewage flood damage in New York is the result of record rainfall, overloading the city's sewer systems and causing massive damage to streets and basements in low lying areas Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 18, 2011 Water Damage Local.com advises residents displaced by sewage based flood damage to seek professional help when it comes to the complex and messy clean up process. This after the past weekend's record rainfall over much of New York overloaded the city sewers, causing waste water to...


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Post Weather Report From August 2, 2012
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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