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2013-07-09 23:25:30

Global warming activists and pundits around the world were quick to try and link recent catastrophic flooding in the energy capital of Calgary with climate change. Wondering why governments continued to allow development on ‘flood plains’ knowing homeowners could be completely wiped out, Friends of Science sets the record and the science straight on Calgary, Alberta, Canada’s historic floods and wishful thinking on the part of policy makers. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) July 09,...

2013-06-29 23:17:48

Recent flooding caused by an overflowing of the Don River in Toronto has left homeowners frustrated and confused about insurance coverage for water damage. Flood and water cleanup specialist Mar-Que General Contractors explains how homeowners can better protect themselves and their property. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 In the aftermath of the Don River’s overflowing last month, many residents in and around the impacted zone are re-evaluating their insurance coverage, specifically...

2013-06-28 23:26:18

The hours and days immediately following a flood can be just as dangerous as the flood itself. A water damage restoration provider explains how to return home after the fact. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips to homeowners on returning to their property in the wake of a flood. Flood waters are dangerous and can leave a home or business highly unstable, and certain...

2013-06-27 23:50:27

As the Atlantic Coast prepares for hurricane season, ElderBranch identified 29 nursing homes and senior living facilities in the Greater New York City area that FEMA considers to be located within “areas of high flood risk.” ElderBranch presents advice and questions for residents to ask to help keep them safe this hurricane season. New York, New York (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Senior citizens are particularly vulnerable to natural disasters, including hurricanes and floods. Physical...

2013-06-27 23:48:24

Just 10 days into the month and this is already the ninth wettest June in New York City history. With a potential record month of rain, H&H Environmental Construction and Consulting warns of potential flooding and the need for proper remediation. Saugerties, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 Just 10 days into the month and this is already the ninth wettest June in New York City history. CBS 2 News reports that 7 inches of rain has already fallen in Central Park in just the first week and a...

2013-06-27 23:29:32

With flooding making news across the US and Canada, it is important to know how to plan for an evacuation. A water restoration provider explains how. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of flood damage and water restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on the proper procedures for evacuation in advance of expected flood waters. Floods kill more people every year than any other natural disaster, and many of these...

2013-06-14 23:19:39

Flooding can render wells and sewage systems inoperable and even dangerous. A water damage provider breaks down the problem and explains the fix. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) June 14, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage and flood restoration service in the United States, is recommending that property owners observe extra precautions when working with wells and septic systems following water damage. Flood waters from virtually any source may be contaminated with...

2013-06-13 23:16:56

Stevens Institute of Technology continues to shape the policy discussion around climate change and extreme weather, as Dr. Philip Orton and Dr. Nickitas Georgas contributed advanced scientific research to inform the proposals outlined in “A Stronger, More Resilient New York,” a major report released this week by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The report outlines more than 250 specific recommendations to fortify the city against climate events. Hoboken, N.J. (PRWEB) June...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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