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2011-06-11 09:20:00

Venice "“ the City of Dreams "“ may have one less nightmare to deal with following a finding that the frequency of extreme storm surge events generated by Adriatic Sea tempests could fall by about 30 percent by 2100. A team of international scientists led by CSIRO's Dr Alberto Troccoli studied atmospheric circulation in the Mediterranean region to assess climate impacts through changes in storm surge frequency in Venice "“ a World Heritage-listed city built on 117 small...

2011-06-08 08:52:00

BEIJING, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides leading turn-key solutions in China for water resources, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and the pollution control markets, announced today that its affiliate, Beijing Yanyu Water Tech Co., Ltd. (Yanyu), has won flash flood monitoring and forecasting projects in six districts and counties in Yichun City, Heilongjiang Province. The contract...

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2011-06-05 10:41:50

An unusual signal detected by the seismic monitoring station at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's research facility on Barro Colorado Island results from waves in Lake Gatun, the reservoir that forms the Panama Canal channel, scientists report. Understanding seismic background signals leads to improved earthquake and tsunami detection in the Caribbean region where 100 tsunamis have been reported in the past 500 years.As part of a $37.5 million U.S. presidential initiative to...

2011-06-01 18:28:00

DENVER, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Indian College Fund has created a flood emergency fund to raise money for people afflicted by flooding on and near tribal colleges. Currently flooding has created natural disaster conditions at two tribal colleges: Little Big Horn College in Eastern Montana and United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck, North Dakota. While massive flooding threatens the surrounding communities, these tribal colleges are serving as the command...

2011-05-13 14:00:00

GREENBELT, Md., May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recent Landsat satellite data captured by the USGS and NASA on May 10 shows the major flooding of the Mississippi River around Memphis, Tenn., and along the state borders of Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Arkansas as seen from 438 miles above the Earth. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The flood crest of 47.87 feet on May 10 is the second highest rise in recent history; the highest being 48.7 feet in...

2011-05-12 00:00:47

In response to the Mississippi River Flood devastation and significant health risk, eFilterWater today announced that they are offering all residents of areas affected by this tragedy 20% off the purchase of a water filter system as well as free shipping, indefinitely. Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 From the Heartland down to the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River is flooding homes and farmland and leaving chaos in its path. Everyone understands the need for safe drinking water now...

2011-05-09 11:58:00

As flood threat increases, so does the need for donations WASHINGTON, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forecasters are predicting catastrophic flooding may occur along the Mississippi River in the next few days, and the American Red Cross is ramping up to help people along the river as efforts continue to assist thousands of people in tornado-ravaged communities across the South. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The Red Cross estimates the costs of...

2011-05-08 19:25:00

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich., May 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Historical flooding is threatening to cover a large portion of Memphis, Tennessee over the next two weeks as the Mississippi River rises. The office of emergency management for Shelby County Tennessee has predicted flood damages could impact several hundred businesses, thousands of homes and numerous schools. The Mississippi River is predicted to crest on Thursday over forty eight feet, its highest recorded level since 1937. The swollen...

2011-05-03 08:00:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of consumer, financial and property information and business services, today released a report detailing potential exposure to storm surge property damage in ten major urban areas along the U.S. Gulf and Atlantic Coasts. The 2011 CoreLogic Storm Surge Report revealed hurricane-driven storm surge flooding could cause billions in damage to residential structures in 2011. CoreLogic developed the Storm...

2011-05-01 13:10:00

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One month from the beginning of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season (June 1), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials are urging U.S. residents to prepare their homes and businesses for the heightened flood risks associated with hurricanes and tropical storms. Flood insurance is essential to help protect against the devastating effects of flooding, and the time to act is now; there is typically a 30 day wait before a policy takes effect....


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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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