Tag: disaster

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.

Louis Berger restores power to Puerto Rican nursing home using mobile solar hybrid technology

Louis Berger and the municipality of Humacao, Puerto Rico, celebrated the launch of a pro bono project to restore power to Casa del Amparo Nursing Home using a Westgen Hybrid Mobile Solar Generator.

HCFCD begins drive on hurricane repair program

Surveyors for the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) fanned out across Harris County’s 22 watersheds, part of a major push to repair more than $84 million in bayou and drainage channel damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

USACE awards additional $140.5 million for power grid restoration in Puerto Rico

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will provide additional resources to further support emergency power restoration by increasing the value of an existing contract.

Study: Warming oceans could lead to 70 percent increase in hurricane-related financial loss by...

If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by 2100, according to a study just published in the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure.

EPA and TCEQ update status of water systems affected by Harvey

Working together, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continue to coordinate with local, state and federal officials to address the human health and environmental impacts of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, especially the water systems in the affected areas.

USGS crews documenting extent of flooding from Hurricane Irma

Eight U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) field crews are traveling around the Jacksonville, Tampa and Fort Myers, Fla., areas looking for evidence that will tell scientists how high the flood waters and storm surge from Hurricane Irma reached.
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