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Jan 14 2013

A Few Good Reads (1/14/13): The 2012 Disaster Tally and Underestimating the Elwha Dam Removal

This week: Hurricane Sandy tops the 2012 disaster list, the silt total underestimated at Elwha Dam, the Morganza levee project swells in cost, using biomimicry to protect coastal cities, and the decaying thousands of bridges in America . Hurricane Sandy Tops 2012 Disasters, But More in Store for 2013 (Property Casualty 360) Flood losses are …

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Sep 10 2012

A Few Good Reads (9/10/12): Remnants of Isaac, Who Gets to Live Behind Levees?

This week: Keeping Tahoe blue, remnants of Isaac causing more flooding, who gets to live behind the levees in Louisiana, the CVFPP awarded top honors, working from home as a civil engineer, and part 4 in the series on value pricing from POB. Remnants of Isaac dump more flooding headaches on Jackson County (WLOX) Isaac …

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Sep 07 2012

What is a Hurricane Storm Surge and How is it Predicted? (Video)

In the wake of Hurricane Isaac, in which the damage was again done primarily by the storm surge and rain, I thought this video from NOAA rather appropriate. It’s a short instructional video explaining what exactly the “storm surge” is and what they are doing to forecast and predict it using a computer model called …

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Sep 04 2012

A Few Good Reads (9/4/12): Photos of Hurricane Isaac

This week: Photos of Hurricane Isaac, Mississippi River flowing backwards, a year removed from Hurricane Irene, Shanghai unprepared for flooding, and Russian officials might be charged with negligence over flooding. Hurricane Isaac 2012 Floods Regions Around New Orleans (PHOTOS) (Huff Post Green) But in Plaquemines Parish, a sparsely populated area south of the city that …

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