Tag Archive: new orleans

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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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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Aug 30 2012

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

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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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