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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...

2011-08-22 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...

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...


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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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