The Houston metro area has experienced three, greater-than-100-year floods in the last five years. There is a fine line between disaster generation and disaster...
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.
The White Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a new report — Standards and Finance to Support Community Resilience — the culmination of collaboration with leaders in re/insurance, catastrophe modeling, and building science to advance community resilience and insurability.
At the start of 2016, the St. Louis Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) contracted with KAI Design & Build to provide emergency relief services after historic rains and severe flooding at the end of 2015 caused the shutdown of two of its wastewater treatment plants, and damage to a third plant.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is committed to pursuing permanent flood risk management for the communities of Moorhead, Minn., and Fargo, Harwood, Horace and West Fargo, N.D., and is anticipating awarding its first contract for the project later this month.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a “transformational” plan to reimagine New York's crossings for the 21st century. The plan will institute state-of-the-art automatic tolling at all MTA bridges and tunnels and implement new tunnel barriers to control major floods and seismic measures on bridges, among other actions.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has denied a permit application for the proposed Fargo-Moorhead Flood Risk Management Project. The decision to deny the permit means the Diversion Authority cannot proceed with the project as it is proposed.
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