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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...

2011-08-18 00:00:40

A year of record severe weather continues, this time in New Jersey, with strong rainfall causing tremendous damage and water restoration difficulties. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 17, 2011 Water Damage Local.com has been providing water restoration services for several years, but is seeing a record year of severe weather activity, the most recent being major flooding in the state of New Jersey, where flood damage to roadways may run into the millions of dollars following this weekend's epic...

2011-08-17 18:02:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The future of California's water supply is anything but clear. A recent survey from infrastructure firm HNTB Corporation finds that just one-third of the Golden State's residents realize flooding is a threat, and many Californians aren't aware levees play a crucial role in preventing them. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2011-08-17 10:00:00

ACTIVE HURRICANE SEASON IS PREDICTED THROUGH OCTOBER 2011, SO BE PREPARED AND DON'T DELAY PURCHASING FLOOD INSURANCE, WARNS I.I.I. NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Less than a fifth of U.S. homeowners have a flood insurance policy that protects their property and personal belongings, even though more than four out of every five natural disasters nationwide involve flooding, according to the Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.). Coverage for flood damage resulting...

2011-08-05 00:00:30

Local Louisiana insurance company educates community about flood insurance coverage. Natchitoches, LA (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 Local Louisiana insurance and financial services provider, Cunningham Financial Group, strives to keep their local community educated and up-to-date on current events and coverage-specific news. One coverage area which Cunningham Financial Group has chosen to pay particular attention on is flood insurance. Beginning earlier this spring Louisiana residents have had to...

2011-07-30 00:01:02

Flood damage company offers safety tips for those fleeing from rising waters. Most flood related deaths occur during evacuation attempts. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 In the last few days, severe storms have dumped more than a foot of rain on parts of the Tri-States, flooding out streets and causing massive flood damage to residential and commercial structures. Local authorities report that up to 15 inches of rain fell in Dubuque Iowa since Wednesday, prompting the local fire...

2011-07-25 00:00:27

Heavy rains and Midwestern flooding keep water restoration providers busy in 2011. (PRWEB) July 24, 2011 2011 has been a record year for severe weather and flooding. From rising flood waters in the Midwest, to record late spring/early summer snowfall keeping ski resorts in the Rockies open late into the summer, it has been one of the more memorable weather years in recent memory. During the last half of May alone, the Missouri River received nearly a year's worth of rainfall, with the...

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2011-07-15 12:53:34

By Kim Gudeman, University of Illinois Researchers at the University of Illinois have become the first to record an airglow signature in the upper atmosphere produced by a tsunami using a camera system based in Maui, Hawaii. The signature, caused by the March 11 earthquake that devastated Japan, was observed in an airglow layer 250 kilometers above the earth's surface. It preceded the tsunami by one hour, suggesting that the technology could be used as an early-warning system in the future....

2011-07-14 08:16:00

BEIJING, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides turn-key solutions in China for the water resources, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and pollution control markets, announced today that its subsidiary, Beijing Yanyu Water Tech Co., Ltd. (Yanyu), has been awarded a contract for a flash flood early warning project in three counties of Yuxi City, Yunnan Province, valued at 10.87 million yuan,...

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2011-07-07 09:22:43

Landsat 5 captured an image of flooding occurring along the Iowa/Nebraska border on June 30, 2011. Flooding is still occurring on July 6, and Flood Warnings are still in effect from the National Weather Service. The Landsat 5 image captured was an enlargement of the area just north of Omaha. The flood waters show up as very dark blue and, where the water is shallow, medium blue. In the image, the Interstate is cut off by flood waters, just south of Missouri Valley, Iowa, and about 20 miles...


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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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