Tag Archive: levee breach

Jun 10 2013

A Few Good Reads (6/10/13): Europe’s Overwhelming Inundation from the Elbe in Germany to the Danube in Hungary

This week: Germany and Hungary slammed by flooding including Budapest, some amazing (and sad) pictures of the flooding in Europe, the East Coast hit by flash floods after Tropical Storm Andrea moves through, a levee in Louisiana is destroyed by a sinkhole after a week of tremors, and dreading the next deluge in Kansas City. …

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Aug 30 2012

Hurricane Isaac Hits the Louisiana & Mississippi Coast on the 7th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (Footage)


This week, on the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Isaac hit the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts, essentially sitting over the area with the width of the storm nearly 500 miles. In New Orleans, the storm appears to have dumped 10 inches of rain, with 20 inches falling in other areas but the Corps’ newly …

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Jun 08 2012

Morwell (Australia) River Floods Threaten Power Station (Footage)


A flood crisis has once again hit Australia, this time in southern Victoria. On the Morwell River, the flooding overwhelmed a 40 foot wide levee section, inundating a coal mine that is a key source to Yallourn power station, one of the state’s biggest power stations, which threatens the supply of electricity to a lot …

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Jan 16 2012

A Few Good Reads (1/16/12): Ongoing Recoveries

This week: The recovery in Vermont, rebuilding levees along the Mississippi and Missouri, and reflection on the flooding a year ago in Queensland, Australia. After Irene: Vermont Thanks You from Christian Clark on Vimeo. In Missouri, as Levee Is Rebuilt, Signs of Rebirth Begin to Sprout (NY Times) Inundating the Birds Point-New Madrid floodway — …

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