storm damage Articles

  • Recycling recycling storm debris

    Hurricane Irene has come and gone, but strong winds and heavy rainfall left significant property damage in the wake of the storm. If you’re one of many East Coasters facing a yard full of storm debris, there is plenty you can do to clean up the mess the eco-friendly way. Many towns and cities are offering curbside collection or open-call recycling days for storm debris (check your ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Storm Debris Recovery & Processing

    Mobile wood grinding fleet, qualification as a preapproved cleanup contractor and reliable outlets for processed debris are keys to success. The weeklong winter storm that hit the south and East Coast last February was a record-setting event. The state of South Carolina lost 11 percent of its timber, with North Carolina and some East Coast states sustaining similar ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Impact of floods, hurricanes and storms

    What happens to the water network in the wake of hurricanes and floods? Just days after Hurricane Harvey dumped over 50 inches of rain on the American state of Texas causing the deaths of 60 people and delivering billions of dollars worth of damage to homes and property, Hurricane Irma has wreaked havoc in the Caribbean with the most powerful Atlantic storm in recorded history. ...


    By Detectronic Ltd

  • A warming world means more destructive storms

    Elevated global temperatures bring a number of threats, including rising seas and more crop-withering heat waves. Higher surface water temperatures in the tropical oceans also provide more energy to drive tropical storm systems, leading to more-destructive hurricanes and typhoons. The combination of rising seas, more powerful storms, and stronger storm surges can be devastating. Just how ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Fire prevention strategies, storm cleanup

    WHEN IT comes to the importance of clearing dead and diseased trees as a fire prevention step, Wayne Williams of San Diego County, California is living (and breathing) it. “I was walking around the fire zone, and where residents had cleared spaces around their homes, the house was usually saved,” says Williams. “Houses without a firebreak, or on a ridge (where fire can leap out of a canyon), were ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Water management solutions minimize flood damage

    Human societies around the world have used timber as a building material for thousands of years. As wood is the only significant biological building material we are naturally inclined to believe that using wood in construction is good for the environment. As a matter of fact the environmental benefits of using timber are not straightforward: although it is a natural product, a large amount of ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Geotube Shoreline Protection Prevents Damage To NASA Site - Case Study

    Almost a mile of Geotube units are helping relaunch the beach at Wallops Flight Center in Virginia. In the fall of 2006, Hurricane Ernesto and the resulting gale force tropical storms on the East Coast caused serious beach erosion to Wallops Island, Virginia. Aggressive winds and rains severely damaged the beaches, and consequently, posed a threat to the adjacent launch pad at NASA's ...

  • Rising seas and powerful storms threaten global security

    Standing before the United Nations General Assembly in October 1987, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, President of the Maldives, made an appeal representing “an endangered nation.” That year for the first time, “unusual high waves” in the Indian Ocean inundated a quarter of the urban area on the capital island of Male’, flooded farms, and washed away reclaimed land. Gayoom cited scientific evidence that ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • BOSS 2000 HDPE Storm Sewer Pipe, Stettler, AB

    Owner: Town of Stettler Installer: Woooden Construction Ltd. Designer: Associated Engineering Alberta Ltd. Location: 57 Street, Stettler, Alberta As part of a sanitary main replacement project, the Town of Stettler was faced with the challenge of replacing an aging storm sewer line under very low cover conditions. ...


    By Armtec

  • Documenting damage, disruption, interdependencies and the emergency response of power and communication systems after earthquakes

    This paper describes the organisation and operation of the Earthquake Investigation Committee of the Technical Council on Lifeline Earthquake Engineering. The committee performs post-earthquake investigations of lifelines and the lifeline facilities of emergency responders, such as hospitals and public service answering points. The objectives of these investigations are identified along with the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • DFW direct bury of storm sewer case study

    Airport Solutions North Texas Contracting has placed the first HOBAS pipe at DFW International Airport in the Dallas/Fort Worth mid-cities. That first installation was a repair to an 84-inch corrugated steel culvert that had failed and created a sink hole approximately 30 feet deep and almost 20 feet in diameter after a series of heavy rains in 2007. North Texas Contracting of Keller, Texas ...


    By Hobas Pipe USA

  • Building soils for storm water compliance and successful landscapes

    THE SOILS for Salmon project - initiated in 1999 by the Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC) - has been building momentum through collaboration with the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT), regulators at the state Department of Ecology, local governments, scientists, and green leaders in the building, landscape and development industries. Over the years, the Soils for Salmon ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Areas Most Prone to Winter Storm Water Can Benefit from Temporary Erosion Control

    Winter can be a beautiful time of year. Generally, there are nice, brief storms and maybe some snow, and everything is fine. But occasionally, we get hit hard with storms that just won’t let up, such as when it rains for days or feet of snow come down—we are left to deal with the consequences. All too often, those consequences involve too much water, despite the work put into ...

  • Integration of transfer function model and back propagation neural network for forecasting storm sewer flow in Taipei metropolis

    Typhoons and storms have often brought heavy rainfalls and induced floods that have frequently caused severe damage and loss of life in Taiwan. Our ability to predict sewer discharge and forecast floods in advance during storm seasons plays an important role in flood warning and flood hazard mitigation. In this paper, we develop an integrated model (TFMBPN) for forecasting sewer discharge that ...


    By Springer

  • Quantification of increased flood risk due to global climate change for urban river management planning

    Global climate change is expected to affect future rainfall patterns. These changes should be taken into account when assessing future flooding risks. This study presents a method for quantifying the increase in flood risk caused by global climate change for use in urban flood risk management. Flood risk in this context is defined as the product of flood damage potential and the probability of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Can Natural Experiments Measure Behavioral Responses to Environmental Risks?

    Efforts to measure people’s responses to spatially delineated risks confront the potential for correlation between these risks and other, unobserved characteristics of these locations. The possibility of correlation arises in part because individuals observe other locational attributes that can be expected to influence the hedonic equilibrium. One response to this problem is to use events from ...


    By Springer

  • Preparing a Beachside City for Future Storm Events with Proco ProFlex™ Check Valves - Case Study

    Project: Post Hurricane Sandy Storm Drainage Update Location: Long Branch, New Jersey Contractor: Precise Construction Proco Products Agent: Valve Tech Sales Distributor: Atlantic Waterworks Long Branch is an oceanfront city of about 30,000 people in northern New Jersey. Much of the city ...


    By Proco Products, Inc.

  • Lightning Detectors: Safety Within The Mining Industry

    There have many instances of deaths or injuries to mining employees as well as damage to equipment due to lightning strikes in the mining industry. These incidents could have been prevented with the use of a quality lightning detector and a “Lightning Safety Plan” that is strictly enforced by both management and all employees. There are too many cases of lightning strikes causing ...


    By SkyScan USA

  • Need is real for risk assessments of energy infrastructure

    Damage to fixed and floating structures, pipelines, onshore terminals and refineries during the past few hurricane seasons has reinforced the need to develop accurate risk assessments not only to determine overall risks for particular operators but also to identify the components of that risk so that appropriate mitigations can be undertaken. Losses from hurricane damage are not limited to ...


    By ABS Consulting

  • How To Avoid Penalties For Not Containing Spills

    "Chemical spills can cost your company millions of dollars not to mention the bad publicity that results from suffering a spill. Every business wants to avoid the possibility of an uncontained hazardous material spill if at all possible. To do this you need a spill containment system designed for the type of hazardous materials that your handle. Safe Drain ...

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