storm damage Articles

  • Porirua New Zealand – WaStop® DN225 - Case Study

    Porirua City located 20 km north of Wellington has over 70 storm water outlets into the harbour. A number of these outlets are very flat on their approach to the harbour which generally means they are severely influenced by high tides. The problem with these outlets is that if a rain fall event coincides with a high tide, the ability of the storm water network to discharge is severely restricted. ...


    By Wapro AB

  • 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

  • Are young people leaving themselves at risk of flooding?

    According to recent figures from the Environmental Agency, young people in the UK may be leaving themselves at risk of flood damage. Around 75% of 18-24 year olds ...


    By AQUAREAD Limited

  • The productive environmental laboratory: BSK Labs boosts efficiency with Metrohm IC

    BSK Labs runs a number of environmental laboratories and service centers along the west coast of the US. A total of 70 employees – including microbiologists, chemists, lab technicians, and support staff – make sure that the 200 to 350 samples that come in every week are analyzed. BSK Labs specializes in potable water chemistry, ground water monitoring, storm water runoff, solid waste ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Helplessly exposed to nature? How lightning storms can be measured

    Each day, there occur about 1,000 thunderstorms with 4-10 million lightning bolts worldwide. In average, 700 people per year are hit by such light discharges, of which 75% of the hits result in long-term damages. Between three and seven cases end fatal. The risk is particularly high in the open field and is fortunately decreasing. The reason for this is that we stay more often inside in cars and ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Post-storm surveys reveal large-scale spatial patterns and influences of site factors, forest structure and diversity in endemic bark-beetle populations

    The storm that struck France on december 26th and 28th 1999 felled 140 million m3 of timber and had a high economic, social and landscape impact. This event offered the opportunity to study large-scale patterns in populations of forest insect pests that would benefit from the abundant breeding material. A large-scale survey was carried out in France in 2000 to sample the most frequently observed ...


    By Springer

  • Southwest Pacific Tropical Cyclone Outlook: Strong El Niño expected to produce above average activity and severe tropical storm impacts

    Meteorological and climate analysis centres across the Southwest Pacific are indicating above average numbers of tropical cyclones (TC) for the 2015–16 season (November 2015 to April 2016). The 30-year average number of all Southwest Pacific tropical storms that formed between 1981-2010 is 12.4 for the November and April TC season. The average number of storms that developed into named TCs ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fire access case study summary 1

    Environmental regulations that control and limit storm water runoff, reduce impervious surfaces, and increase green space have resulted in the growth of permeable pavements for traffic areas. The Geoblock® Porous Pavement System offers support for all vehicular loadings and protects the grass from the damaging effects of traffic while allowing natural groundwater replenishment. Examples where ...


    By Presto Geosystems

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