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2009-12-10 13:00:00

Clark School's Galloway Among Engineers and Scientists Recommending River Reconnection to Prevent Flooding Disasters COLLEGE PARK, Md., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following news advisory was released by the A. James Clark School of Engineering: WHAT: In the next issue of Science, five scientists and engineers recommend converting certain areas, now protected from low-level flooding, into natural flood dissipation areas in order to prevent flooding disasters that are normally...

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2009-12-01 10:35:00

A meteorological depression and natural tides have placed much of Venice - including St. Mark's Square - underwater, officials announced Monday. Forty-five percent of the city was reported to be swamped after the lagoon rose more than 4 feet. Between 1993 and 2002, Venice has flooded 50 times. The worst was on November, 4, 1966, when the city experienced catastrophic flooding, submerging Venice under 1.94 meters of water. Also, according to AFP, "In February 1986, levels reached 1.58 meters...

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2009-10-26 09:00:00

"There is a likely chance of tsunami waves reaching the shores of Israel," says Dr. Beverly Goodman of the Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences at the University of Haifa following an encompassing geo-archaeological study at the port of Caesarea. "Tsunami events in the Mediterranean do occur less frequently than in the Pacific Ocean, but our findings reveal a moderate rate of recurrence," she says. Dr. Goodman, an expert geo-archaeologist, exposed geological evidence of this by chance....

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2009-10-09 14:45:00

A new study by researchers at the University of Southampton has found that sea levels have been rising across the south coast of England over the past century, substantially increasing the risk of flooding during storms. The team has conducted a major data collection exercise, bringing together computer and paper-based records from across the south of England, from the Scilly Isles to Sheerness, to form a single data set of south coast sea levels across the years. Their work has added...

2009-09-22 12:56:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As rising flood waters cover the Southeast, hundreds have looked to the American Red Cross for shelter as officials estimate the number of people needing help could rise dramatically. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO ) Overnight more than 220 people took refuge in Red Cross shelters in Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee. Georgia has been hit the hardest, particularly around the city of Atlanta...

2009-09-14 10:47:00

Superior Construction and Elevation Are Key to Home and Business Survival TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Government minimum flood elevation requirements for properties vulnerable to storm surge throughout the Gulf Coast region are woefully inadequate, according to a new study of property damage caused by Hurricane Ike, which struck the Bolivar Peninsula near Galveston, Texas one year ago yesterday, Sept. 13, 2008. The study, HURRICANE IKE: Nature's Force vs. Structural...

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2009-09-04 11:09:34

Research on the geophysical aspects of flooding could be key to developing new, real-time flood warning and forecasting systems In the early 17th century, William Shakespeare wrote, "Great floods have flown from simple sources." It turns out Shakespeare's conclusion holds up: Scientists are now showing that small streams may hold the secret to great floods. In June 2008, no one fully expected flood waters to reach the 500-year-flood level in Iowa. The deluge overwhelmed streams and breeched...

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2009-08-31 07:50:00

In the small village of Dengboche at the foot of Nepal's Himalayas, residents have watched for years as a glacier-fed lake has continued to grow, an undeniable sign that the glacier is gradually melting. According to an AFP report, elderly residents who have spent their entire lives in the village attest to the fact that the lake simply did not exist at all a mere 50 years ago. The Imja Glacier, which looms ominously above Dengboche, has been retreating at a rate of roughly 230 feet per year...

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2009-07-15 20:05:00

U.S. government researchers announced Wednesday that satellites can spot the leading edge of a Tsunami by detecting giant waves and getting people out of their way. The researchers looked at satellite images in the Indian Ocean as the December 2004 tsunami hit Thailand, Sri Lanka and other places.  They found patterns in the water that shows evidence of the big wave. "We've found that roughness of the surface water provides a good measure of the true strength of the tsunami along its...

2009-06-25 06:12:16

India's southwest monsoon is likely to be below normal this year, which could impact the country's vital agricultural harvest. Southwest monsoon from June to September is likely to be below normal, Earth Sciences Minister Prithviraj Chavan said Wednesday, the Press Trust of India reported. The announcement further downgraded the weather bureau's April forecast of 96 percent of the average rainfall to 93 percent, the report said. The new forecast could also further impact water supply, another...


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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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