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2012-03-14 13:40:49

Nearly four million Americans, occupying a combined area larger than the state of Maryland, find themselves at risk of severe flooding as sea levels rise in the coming century, new research suggests. A new study, published today, 14 March, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters, asserts that around 32,000 km2 of US land lies within one vertical meter of the high tide line, encompassing 2.1 million housing units where 3.9 million people live. For this study, the...

2012-03-10 08:00:00

Basement flooding, sewer backup and leaking roofs are common after severe Chicago storms. This also results in displaced residents who fall victim to home repair con artists and their scams. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 10, 2012 Flood Specialists, Inc. advises Chicago homeowners experiencing basement flooding or a sewer backup due to severe storms to be cautious when hiring water damage professionals. The storms of 2011 taught many homeowners the hard lesson that not everyone is who they...

2012-03-09 10:34:54

New research to look at a tsunami´s "phantom currents" that arrive late and can cause considerable damage On the one-year anniversary of the devastating Japanese tsunami, engineers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Tsunami Research Center are working with the State of California to better understand the damaging currents caused by tsunamis. Funded by the California Geological Survey, the California Emergency Management Agency, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency,...

Storm Of The Century May Become Storm Of The Decade
2012-02-24 08:40:22

As the Earth's climate changes, the worst inundations from hurricanes and tropical storms could become far more common in low-lying coastal areas, a new study suggests. Researchers from Princeton University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that regions such as the New York City metropolitan area that currently experience a disastrous flood every century could instead become submerged every one or two decades. The researchers report in the journal Nature Climate...

Climate Change Could Speed Up Storm Frequency
2012-02-14 12:59:47

According to new research by MIT, climate change could make events like last year's Hurricane Irene happen every three to 20 years, instead of once a century. The group simulated trends of thousands of storms under different climate conditions and found that today's "500-year floods" could occur once every 25 to 240 years. They said knowing the frequency of storm surges may help urban coastal planners design seawalls and other protective structures. “When you design your...

2012-01-10 08:00:00

In the midst of all the chaos, nationwide disaster restoration network Water Damage Local.com is dispatching flood cleanup service providers to homes affected by the storms. Houston, TX (PRWEB) January 10, 2012 In the wee hours of the morning yesterday, Jan. 9th, a massive storm system wreaked chaos along the southern part of the US. There were several areas affected by the storm, but Houston in particular was hit hard with torrential rains, hail, and even a tornado. Water Damage Local.com...

Image 1 - Japanese Devastation The Result Of Merging Waves
2011-12-06 09:57:05

[ Watch the Video ] Researchers from NASA and Ohio State University have discovered that the deadly tsunami generated from the March 2011 Tohoku-Oki earthquake that devastated northeastern Japan resulted from merging waves, causing the killer tsunami to double in intensity over ocean ridges, and then amplifying its power upon landfall. Data taken from NASA and European radar satellites captured at least two wave fronts during the events that day. The fronts merged to form a single, more...


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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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