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  • Flood Control Pumps

    The threat of floods has been part of our lives ever since mankind changed their nomadic ways and decided to settle in certain places. Obviously some parts of the world are more prone to floods than others, but it has been a global problem throughout history and it is still affecting people all over the world today. Recent images from central Europe show that floods still pose a real threat and ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • Emergency health response to help flood victims

    Urgent medical attention is needed for the people displaced by the floods on 18 August taking refuge in temporary shelters, including school buildings and tented camps, in Sunsari and Saptari districts, according to the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS). Government health officials said more than 11,000 displaced families in Saptari camps needed medical attention. Most suffer from diarrhoea, ...


    By IRIN

  • Baltimore region embraces program to locate, map, assess and repair water distribution assets

    Over the past decade, the City of Baltimore has seen vast improvements in control point operability and system sustainability of its water distribution assets. The report card is looking better each year. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works shoulders a big responsibility.  The Department provides 265 million gallons of water daily to 1.8 million ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Northern California flood control projects fast-tracked

    Four levee improvement projects to control flooding in Northern California will move ahead quickly, funded by $211 million from a bond measure already approved by voters, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said Wednesday. Of the almost $5 billion in Proposition 1E and 84 funding passed by voters in 2006 for flood protection, more than $3 billion has not yet been allocated, according to the ...

  • Pennsylvania Governor budgets $100m for flood control

    Declaring that Pennsylvania must act boldly to fix its huge number of structurally deficient bridges, high-hazard dams and outdated aviation and rail freight facilities, Governor Edward Rendell this week urged the General Assembly to approve his rebuilding Pennsylvania proposal. The governor's $28 billion budget proposals includes $100 million for flood-control projects over the next three ...

  • Sandbags are Needed for Severe Flooding

    With the recent flooding we have seen in the East and South, being prepared can not only save lives and property, but allow you to provide the needed protection without large human workforces. With the SandMaster, sandbags can be filled and placed at an amazing rate providing a very viable solution for your emergency flood control needs. The ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • Russian spring flood threats

    Dozens of villages were flooded and roads washed out in Saratov Region, Russia. Rescue teams evacuated more than 600 people. A monastery with precious icons and frescos near the town of Pskov submerged. Specialists say that this is only the beginning of the spring flood in Russia and the water level is still far from its maximum. The day before scientists and experts in emergency control ...

  • Pakistan floods: lessons learnt

    According to Patrick McCully, Executive Director of International Rivers, there are three vital global lessons to learn from the ongoing flood catastrophe in Pakistan. The main lesson is that mismanagement of river systems by building dams and embankments for the benefit of short-term gain, such as along the Indus, has major long-term costs. Firstly, the rise in the planetary temperature has ...

  • Flood Control America Celebrates and Supports NOAA´s Flood Safety Awareness Week

    “NOAA’s National Weather Service does so much to promote flood safety, and Flood Safety Awareness Week is a shining example of that,” said FCA spokesman Bryan Fryklund, CFM. “We’re promoting this week on social media and our flood control blog to try to help get the word out about the importance ...

  • South Florida Water Management District Selects MIKE FLOOD for Emergency Response Planning

    In light of the many recent disasters caused by extreme weather conditions throughout North America, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has taken steps to improve their emergency response operations during flood events. One of the key aspects of the emergency operations modeling was to improve the reliability and accuracy of the existing flood modeling and mapping techniques. ...


  • Met Office welcomes Pitt Review recommendations on flooding control

    The Met Office welcomes calls for a joint centre to deal with the issue of severe weather and flooding in the UK. The final report of Sir Michael Pitt's Flooding Lessons Learnt Review recommends combining the expertise of the Met Office and the Environment Agency. The review also indicated that continuous investment will be required to support the development of integrated forecasting and ...


    By The Met Office

  • Louisiana Flooding Prompts Safety Awareness

    Following the recent Louisiana Flooding, emergency workers, various employers, and countless public volunteers have begun the massive task of cleanup and recovery throughout the state. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun an effort to raise awareness and maintain compliance with national safety and ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • New Orleans flood risk further mitigated

    Royal Haskoning has won a new contract for water control structures in New Orleans, working with partners HKV Lijn in Water and Fugro. The project will develop a software module that allows the local flood protection authority to monitor the opening and closing of gates on all flood defences. It is expected that the module contributes to an improved planning and coordination. The new system has ...


    By Royal HaskoningDHV

  • Operation Waterwolf - Mobile Flood Relief Pumps

    In order to be well prepared for any future occurrences of flooding, the crisis exercise partners planned a two-day simulation exercise in the Netherlands. The crisis partners consisted of amongst others, a combination of Defense, local water authority and the Departmental Coordination Center Crisis Control of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment ...


    By BBA Pumps

  • USGS science helps understand flash flooding

    The Little Missouri River in Southwest Arkansas experienced a flash flood Friday, with waters that rose over 20 feet in just 5 hours, killing 20 people. In response to this severe and unusual flooding the USGS deployed a team of scientists to document and study the flow and height of the floodwater as it coursed down the Little Missouri River and its tributaries. "Flash flooding is one of the ...

  • Climate forecasts boosted West African floods response

    Climate forecasting in an early-warning strategy led to fewer deaths and more efficient disaster management for floods that took place in West Africa in 2008, a study reports. It was the first time seasonal climate data in ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Spring Floods Inundate States Across the Central Plains

    KANSAS CITY, Missouri (ENS) – Across the Central Plains states from Texas to North Dakota flood warnings are in effect, and flood waters now cover thousands of acres of agricultural land, state highways, and county roads. Numerous and widespread rounds of showers and thunderstorms over the weekend led to flooding of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers throughout Kansas, Iowa, Missouri ...

  • $190M for Bangladesh to fund recovery from floods and cyclone

    The Asian Development Bank and its development partners are providing more than $190 million in assistance to help Bangladesh recover from the destruction wrought by the floods and cyclone that devastated the country in 2007. ADB is extending a loan of $120 million equivalent and a $200,000 technical assistance grant to the Emergency Disaster Damage Rehabilitation Project. The Japan Bank for ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Curtiss-Wright Flow Control Partners With URS and RIZZO to Provide Seismic, Flood, External Hazard Evaluation & PRA Services

    Curtiss-Wright Flow Control's business unit, Scientech, has reached an agreement with URS Corporation and with Paul C. Rizzo Associates, Inc. (RIZZO) to jointly provide seismic, flooding, other external hazard evaluation and Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA) Services to the US commercial nuclear power market. These world-class organizations are working together to provide utilities with quality ...


    By Scientech, Inc.

  • Restoration Industry Association Provides Flooding Preparation Tips

    The Restoration Industry Association (RIA) offers these tips for homeowners and businesses preparing for the wind and rain from Hurricane Debby. Consider what you would need if you had to leave your home or business for several weeks. Inspect every area and assess its vulnerability to water. Nothing but furniture and durable equipment should be stored directly on the floor. Paper records ...


    By Marketwire

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