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2011-05-01 00:09:05

TrapBag® barriers provide flood protection for Metropolis, Ill., agricultural business Metropolis, IL, and Fort Meyers, FL (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 Seed and crop product retailer River AG of Illinois has hired Sentinel Barriers of Fort Myers, Fla., to provide TrapBag® cellular containment barrier systems around the entire perimeter of River AG, located in Metropolis, Ill. TrapBag® barriers are installed to help protect the Southern Illinois business from the mighty Ohio River,...

2011-04-23 00:00:32

The flood control system established in East Grand Forks after the devastating 1997 Red River flood was put to the test this weekend when the Red River crested at 49.85 feet "“ and passed with flying colors. East Grand Forks, MN (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 "Some of the closures had two to three-and-a-half feet of water against them," said Scott Gravseth, Distribution Superintendent at East Grand Forks Water and Light. "Overall we observed good performance with minimal seepage." The city...

2011-03-21 13:09:27

Direct experience of extreme weather events increases concern about climate change and willingness to engage in energy-saving behavior, according to a new research paper published in the first edition of the journal Nature Climate Change this week. In particular, members of the British public are more prepared to take personal action and reduce their energy use when they perceive their local area has a greater vulnerability to flooding, according to the research by Cardiff and Nottingham...

2011-03-19 00:00:00

"Tsunami of Silence" is initiating a worldwide call to respond to last week's earthquake and tsunami in Japan with a demonstration of the power of human consciousness, love, and support. The Tsunami of Silence will be seven minutes of complete technology silence on the first day of spring, Monday, March 21 @ 7:00-pm (19:00) in each time zone, creating a wave of silent meditation around the globe. Worldwide (PRWEB) March 18, 2011 "Tsunami of Silence" is initiating a worldwide call to respond...

2011-03-18 00:00:28

During National Flood Safety Awareness Week (March 14-18), IBHS encourages people to learn about their specific flood risk and take steps to protect their home or business. Tampa, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) March 16, 2011 During National Flood Safety Awareness Week (March 14-18), IBHS encourages people to learn about their specific flood risk and take steps to protect their home or business. A mix of melting snow and spring rains means home and business owners must prepare now for the possibility of...

2011-03-16 08:12:00

Nation's largest motor club offers tips to owners and potential buyers of flood-damaged cars ORLANDO, Fla., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heavy rain and rapidly melting snow can lead to vehicle flood damage, which often results in difficult and expensive repairs. To avoid causing additional problems, AAA cautions motorists that a flood-damaged car should not be started until a thorough inspection and cleaning has been performed. "In addition to the obvious damage done to...

2011-03-15 10:00:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clothes4Souls, the apparel division of Soles4Souls, is offering individuals looking to assist the victims of the devastating 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan last week an opportunity to help. Individuals, churches, civic groups, schools, retailers and manufacturers can support Clothes4Souls relief efforts by visiting www.giveclothes.org and donating new or gently worn apparel or excess product to the charity. The...

2011-03-15 00:00:27

The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc -- FLASH encourages families to stay safe in flood events by avoiding flooded roadways. As little as two feet of water can push a cars--including SUVs--off of a road or bridge. Remember to "Turn Around...Don't Drown" Tallahassee, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) March 14, 2011 The Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. "“ FLASH® joins the National Weather Service to raise awareness of flood safety as we enter a season of heightened flood risk across the...

2011-03-14 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With many communities throughout the nation facing threats of spring flooding, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are once again joining forces to commemorate Flood Safety Awareness Week March 14 - 18. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/floodsmart/48725/ FEMA and NOAA's National Weather Service are...

2011-03-01 06:45:00

PASADENA, Calif., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) announced today that it was awarded the Shannon Catchment Flood Risk Assessment and Management (CFRAM) study, a major study of flooding on the River Shannon, by the Office of Public Works (OPW) in Ireland. The River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland. Officials did not disclose the contract value. The study examines options to reduce flood risk, including both structural and non-structural...


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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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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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