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2010-08-31 07:25:00

WINDSOR, Colo., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- As our society and aging infrastructure become increasingly more vulnerable and impacted by extreme rainfall, the requirement for timely, accurate and informative rainfall information presented in a meaningful context is paramount to saving lives, protecting property and efficiently managing water. An innovative new way of looking at rainfall data is providing a wide variety of users a powerful perspective of how unusual, or common, recent rainstorms...

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2010-08-20 07:50:00

Changes in climate may be a partial cause to the record rainfall that is wreaking havoc in Asia, but environmental experts say the destruction of ecosystems is more directly at fault for the severity of killer floods.The devastating floods are becoming worse because of several factors, including deforestation, conversion of wetlands into farmlands and urban centers and the clogging of natural drainage systems, experts warn."You can't just blame nature... humans have encroached on the natural...

2010-08-03 02:38:44

Using a flood simulator, MU researchers reveal cottonwood trees as a profitable crop in devastated flood areas When the Missouri River flooded in 1993 and 1995, it left a deep layer of sandy silt that covered thousands of acres of rich farmland. Now, MU forestry researchers may have found a crop that can survive a flood and act as a sustainable source of biomass. During the 1993 flood, Gene Garrett, forestry professor and former director of the Center for Agroforestry, observed that...

2010-07-02 14:45:00

WASHINGTON, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- As Tropical Storm Alex raises concerns about weather-related risks to life and property, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging U.S. residents nationwide to protect themselves and their properties by preparing an emergency readiness kit and purchasing flood insurance. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/floodsmart/44348/ The National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

2010-06-30 17:02:00

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Flood Control, Inc. has recently mobilized its CAT Teams (Catastrophic Loss Teams) from its other major offices in New York, Illinois and Florida in order to prepare for Hurricane Alex: a hurricane that is soon to hit Southern Texas. Flood Control - a nationwide damage restoration company - currently has its local technicians on call from its Corpus Christi and Brownsville, Texas offices. (Logo:...

2010-05-19 09:51:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- While a new America THINKS survey from HNTB Corporation shows six in ten (60 percent) Americans believe their area is prepared to deal with the potential damage from an extreme storm, hurricane or extensive flooding, events this spring have shown otherwise. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/americans-too-confident-in-flood-hurricane-preparedness-94251249.html "Recent...

2010-05-03 13:46:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A leading national disaster response company is now in the Nashville Tennessee area to assist with flooding cleanup. Jarvis Property Restoration of Harrison Township Michigan is a company that specializes in responding to large catastrophes caused by storm damage. First responders from Jarvis Disaster Recovery team were dispatched on Sunday, May 2nd to Nashville following a weekend of severe weather that caused unprecedented flooding to many...

2010-04-07 14:21:00

AUBURN, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ioSafe today announced its intention to provide people affected by the recent flooding in the US Northeast with a complimentary fireproof and waterproof external hard drive. 201 Associates, a New Jersey based IT and strategic business consulting firm will be coordinating the issuance of ioSafe hard drives to the victims. "Electronic data belonging to home users and small businesses is often vulnerable to natural disasters," said Alec Vint, founder...

2010-04-06 07:25:00

CONCORD, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasing threats of catastrophic tsunami disasters are propelling emergency responders to reevaluate their current methods of communications delivery to those living in affected areas. The Airborne Public Address System offers groundbreaking new technology that replaces the standard siren warning system with an intelligible voice-projected message system. The Airborne Public Address System (APAS) was unveiled as a tsunami communications tool on...

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2010-03-28 09:20:00

The northeastern U.S. was subjected to heavy flooding and damage from late winter storms, and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, GOES-12 captured a movie of those storms as they dumped heavy rainfall between March 8 and 16, 2010. "Following the Nor'easter 'parade of blizzards' in February this year, another week-long parade of storms flooded the upper Midwest and Northeastern U.S. in March," said Dennis Chesters of the NASA GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight...


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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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