Tag Archive: flood insurance

Nov 05 2012

A Few Good Reads (11/5/12): Superstorm Sandy Aftermath

This week: Hurricane Sandy hit the northeast early this week and it’s going to be awhile before they recover. The storm surge was upwards of 13 feet in places and hit New Jersey particularly hard. You can find out more how to help through the Red Cross here. Below is a collection of articles related …

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May 21 2012

A Few Good Reads (5/21/12): Communicating Flood Risk

This week: flooding in the country of Georgia, learning flood communication from the Dutch, reforming our flood insurance system, floating robots, and the potential failure mode for the Colorado River Basin. Can the Dutch teach us something on the power of communication? (The Water Away) In the Netherlands, it is not uncommon to find large …

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Feb 13 2012

A Few Good Reads (2/13/12): What is Residual Risk?


This week: Clean up begins in southern Queensland, communicating residual risk around levees, the need for geomorphology, the low snowpack in California, and just how good we engineers have it.   On communicating that other kind of risk (The Water Away) In my opinion, what most of the public thinks about when they hear “Risk” …

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