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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).
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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...

NIBS issues interim report on the value of hazard mitigation

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) issued the next report in its multi-year study on the benefits of investing in hazard mitigation.

U.S. DOT provides $14 million to rebuild North Carolina’s infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced the immediate availability of $14 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help restore access to essential roads and bridges damaged by Hurricane Florence throughout North Carolina.

Hurricane Florence causes stormwater release at power plant

Historic rains from Hurricane Florence caused the release of stormwater, which may have come into contact with coal ash from a lined landfill, at Duke Energy’s Sutton Power Plant in Wilmington, N.C.
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