Tag Archive: hurricane katrina

Jun 03 2013

A Few Good Reads (6/3/13): Flooding in Oklahoma Less Than 2 Weeks After Devastating Tornadoes

This week: Flooding in Oklahoma less than 2 weeks after devastating tornadoes, Iowa City dodges major flooding for now, more on the Washington State bridge collapse, China stepping up flood preparations after 55 people die in May flooding, the latest USACE cost analysis of the Morganza to Gulf Coast levee along Louisiana coast, and plugging …

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Jan 21 2013

A Few Good Reads (1/21/13): Flooding in Urban Jakarta, Indonesia

This week: Flooding in central Jakarta and resources, levee deficiencies in the U.S., and how accurate LiDAR is. Central Jakarta Goes Under: A Flood Survivor’s Account (Jakarta Globe) The events of this week caught us, our neighbors and all of Jakarta off guard. Throughout Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, it rained heavily, and my …

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Sep 24 2012

A Few Good Reads (9/24/12): Condit Dam Removal Complete, Minor Flooding Again in Bangkok

This week: Condit Dam removal is complete, minor flooding in Bangkok again, the potential cause of the Lower 9th Ward flooding during Hurricane Katrina, trying to bridge the gap in awareness of infrastructure issues, and pushing for PE licensure mobility. Condit Dam removal complete (The Columbian) The announcement is a milestone for the removal that …

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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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