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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...

2009-05-12 11:55:00

Sediments released by many of the world's largest river deltas to the global oceans have been changed drastically in the last 50 years, largely as a result of human activity, says a Texas A&M University researcher who emphasizes that the historical information that can be gathered from sediment cores collected in and around these large deltaic regions is critical for a better understanding of environmental changes in the 21st century.Thomas Bianchi, a professor in the Department of...

2009-05-11 06:50:00

Warning System to Operate in the Bay of Bengal, Providing Critical Data to the Tsunami Warning Centers SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAI) today announced it has been awarded a contract by the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, Government of the Kingdom of Thailand for the production and delivery of an SAIC Tsunami Buoy (STB) system. The STB will replace...

2009-05-08 10:28:49

Monsoon is a global system, and many arrays of evidence indicate that it drives long-term cyclicity of the carbon reservoir in the global ocean. The new view is introduced in a substantial paper in Issue 7 (April 2009) of Chinese Science Bulletin. For over 300 years, monsoon has been considered as a gigantic land-sea breeze of regional scale, but now it is considered as a global system over all continents but Antarctica. This new development in modern climatology, however, has not yet been...

2009-04-30 05:00:00

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. (FLASH), unveiled a new addition to their StormStruck: A Tale of Two Homes experience located in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot. A new "flood wall" exhibit discusses important facts about flooding including ways for homeowners to prepare for flood and protect themselves from costly flood damage. "You can't talk about severe weather without talking about floods," said Leslie...


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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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