Tag: FEMA

Stream cleaning

Drone survey technology helps map northern New Jersey river obstructions and lower flood insurance premiums. Surveyors are harnessing the power of drone technology by focusing...

Creating more resilient floodplains

One Texas county in the heart of ‘flash flood alley’ addressed water infrastructure vulnerabilities by taking a proactive approach to flood control planning. By Bobby...

Ready for storms

Pennoni develops plan to upgrade and floodproof stormwater pumps to alleviate city’s flood risk. By Kenneth Shine, Assoc. DBIA, CFM Burlington City, N.J., is a proactive...

Record Rainfall

Figure 1: Section of a map showing rainfall totals in southeastern Texas and southwestern Louisiana from Aug. 25 through Sept. 1, 2017, resulting from...

Jacobs wins FEMA Puerto Rico response contract

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., in a joint venture with CDM Smith, has been awarded a $65 million one-year contract with a $35 million six-month option to provide the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) public assistance recovery operations, construction and project management, and technical support services for Puerto Rico in response to Hurricane Maria.

Miyamoto’s Lang appointed to FEMA National Advisory Council

Miyamoto International Research Analyst Dr. Anna Lang was appointed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) National Advisory Council (NAC). The 35-member council provides advice to FEMA through recommendations on all aspects of emergency management.

USGS responds to Hurricane Harvey

As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to bring historic rainfall to east Texas, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) crews are navigating the floodwaters by truck and boat to make streamflow measurements that will help determine the depth and extent of the catastrophic flooding now underway.

USGS collaborates with FEMA on national earthquake loss estimate

Earthquakes are estimated to cost the nation $6.1 billion annually in building stock losses, according to an updated report published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science on earthquake hazards was a critical component to this analysis.

Dewberry teams provide technical analyses, onsite assessments following major flooding events

Dozens of Dewberry employees have supported the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with technical analyses of flood impacts and onsite damage assessments over the past several months.

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