Tag Archive: hurricane

Dec 10 2012

A Few Good Reads (12/10/12): Typhoon Bopha, Restoring Urban Rivers

The Big Picture Blog Typhoon Bopha, an incredibly powerful typhoon, has killed hundreds, triggered landslides and floods and left immeasurable destruction in its path in the Philippines. The death toll stands at over 500 – entire families washed away – many still missing. At least 200 of the victims died in Compostela Valley alone. A …

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Nov 27 2012

A Few Good Reads (11/27/12): To Rebuild or Not to Rebuild? Drought and Water Deals in the West.

Cost of Shoring up Coastal Communities But even as these towns clamor for sand, scientists are warning that rising seas will make maintaining artificial beaches prohibitively expensive or simply impossible. Even some advocates of artificial beach nourishment now urge new approaches to the issue, especially in New Jersey.  The practice has long been controversial.

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Nov 02 2012

Hurricane Sandy Flooding (Footage)

One of the many destructive aspects of a hurricane is the flooding associated with the storm surge and heavy rains.  Often the heavy rain can cause extensive inland flooding after making landfall.  The size and reach of hurricane Sandy made for extensive flooding from the Caribbean, up the East Coast, and as far inland as …

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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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