Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Tag: disaster

NTSB announces probable cause of Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse

The National Transportation Safety Board determined, during a public board meeting held Tuesday, that load and capacity calculation errors made by FIGG Bridge Engineers, Inc.,...

Texas Building Code Survey Highlights Need for Mitigation in Hurricane-prone areas

840,000 people in coastal Texas lack protection from residential building codes A detailed review of coastal Texas building codes revealed gaps that could leave homeowners...

Exploring the Complications of Counting Casualties After Natural Disasters

By Stephanie Miceli  There are many gray areas when collecting data on how and why people died in a disaster. A National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and...

Work Continues on Flood-Damaged Iowa Roadways

While there was some good news with the opening of a segment of I-680 helping with the flow of traffic between Omaha and Council Bluffs, the public should expect that many Southwest Iowa roads will remain closed for weeks and in some cases, months due to severe flood damage.

The Oso (SR 530) Landslide in Washington — Five Years Later

The Oso landslide, also known as the SR 530 landslide, occurred in northwest Washington state on March 22, 2014, leading to devastating loss of life and destruction of property. Oso was emblematic of a worst-case landslide scenario. As such, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have identified it as a key geological-hydrological event that can help explain and inform our understanding of the potential effects of landslides in other settings.

Call for Presentations: Transportation Resilience 2019

The Transportation Research Board announced a call for presentations for the 2nd International Conference on Resilience to Natural Hazards and Extreme Weather Events (TR2019).
video

TVA Handles Debris from Heavy Rains at Dams

Amid the wettest February in recorded history, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) held back more than 3.5 trillion gallons of water to help prevent over $1.6 billion in flood damage across the Tennessee Valley in February.

Hope in liquified land

Disaster triggers resolve to build safer, more resilient communities. H. Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., S.E. in Jakarta, Indonesia I am standing on liquified land that swallowed more...

GIS: Front page to Puerto Rico Power Mission

Gregory Aponte, Juliana McMillan-Wilhoit, and Jessie Petit of Task Force Power Restoration Geographical Information Systems Team display a map and graphic illustrating 72 percent...
25,066FansLike
2,680FollowersFollow
108SubscribersSubscribe

Latest News

Follow this informative guide by Geometricbox for contacting WordPress support