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  • BLOBEL launches website for HDS Flood Barrier System

    Blobel’s new patented HDS Flood Barriers www.floodbarriers.eu are fully flexible and can be designed to suit your needs. In developing this flood mitigation range, special attention has been given to inconspicuousness and protection from vandalism. The systems can also be completely demounted, making a safe, durable and invisible flood protection system. A unique sealing and pressure design ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • How the Leigh Barrier reduces flooding to Tonbridge and surrounding areas

    Find out more about how we managed flood risk in Tonbridge in December 2013 The Leigh Barrier The Leigh Barrier, built in 1982, was designed to reduce the risk of flooding in Tonbridge by controlling the amount of water flowing through the town. It also provides some protection for communities downstream such as East Peckham and Yalding, but that is not its primary purpose. ...

  • Manual Spill Barrier and Flood Barrier - BL/BED - Cover multiple requirements with one product.

    Untitled Document BL-BED, a stationary BLOBEL Spill Control Barrier System, is designed to contain Leaks, ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • UK first self closing flood barriers unveiled to protect tourist town devastated in Cumbrian floods

    A well known tourist destination in the Lake District, devastated by flooding in 2009, is set to benefit from innovative new self-closing flood barriers. Cockermouth’s £4.4 million flood scheme, officially opening on Tuesday, uses automatic barriers to better protect the town. It is the first time the technology has been used to protect a community from flood. The defences were ...

  • Flood forecast improving but the risk of flooding continues

    Parts of southern, south west and central England remain at risk of flooding as river levels remain high. While the overall picture is starting to improve as river levels stabilise, risks to people and property remain. Severe flood warnings remain in place along the Thames and in Somerset where water levels continue to rise in response to recent rainfall. Ground water flooding also continues to ...

  • Better protection against floods

    Hurricanes are devastating. Aside from the high, sustained wind speeds, they usually bring with them heavy rain, which can quickly lead to the breaching of flood defences in susceptible areas. Now, US and UK researchers have reviewed hurricane flood defence barriers and technologies with a view to helping engineers find improved designs. Writing in the International Journal of Forensic ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Flooding risk to continue into the weekend

    Communities in southern, south west and central England remain at risk of flooding, with further heavy rain expected to affect the country on Friday and into Saturday. Continued heavy rainfall means that flooding will remain for several days. Although water levels may fall throughout today, they are expected to rise again on the Thames and Severn, affecting places already experiencing flooding. ...

  • Environment Agency issues severe flood warnings for coastal flooding

    The Environment Agency has (as of 1600 Thursday) issued 12 severe flood warnings for coastal communities as strong winds combine with high tides and large waves from the early hours of tomorrow (Friday 3 January). Severe flood warnings – the highest category of warning – indicate a danger to life and property and have been issued for the following locations as of 1600: Cornwall: ...

  • 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

  • Work starts on flood defences in UK town after 2007 flood

    On the 22 July 2008, the Environment Agency, and just one year after the summer 2007 floods, started preliminary work in Worcester to build flood defences that will help to protect Hylton Road. Preliminary work will involve preparing the ground ready for construction of the flood defence scheme and excavating clay for the scheme from a site adjacent to Upton Marina. On Monday 21 July, at a City ...

  • Blobel Flood Protection system in the dry

    Untitled Document In recent years we have ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • New transparent offering for flood defences

     Drawing on the experience and the design of our already widely used glass flood defence system, the new sleeker product incorporates a slimmer frame design that maximises the view through the glass panels and provides flood protection up to 800mm in height and where the load criteria consideration is hydrostatic water head. This system has already been installed in mainland Europe and in ...


    By IBS Engineered Products Ltd

  • Review of damage-reducing measures for floods

    Climate change is likely to increase the frequency and severity of flooding. This study reviewed damage mitigating measures at local, regional and national scales, and suggests that approaches including both spatial planning and private precautionary measures (such as building adaptations) are important for integrated risk management. Floods and the resulting damage are increasing in Europe. For ...

  • Quick Sandbagging for Spring Flooding 2014

    According to NOAA’s Spring Outlook for 2014, rivers in half of the continental USA are at minor or moderate risks of flooding this spring. The SandMaster sandbagging attachment may be just what your community needs to provide the protection when a flood event threatens your ...


    By Barrier Systems, LLC

  • 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 ...

  • Flood risk remains for parts of southern England

    Thames Barrier shuts for record 16th consecutive time to help reduce flood risk for communities along the Thames. Parts of southern, south west and central England remain at risk of flooding as river levels remain high following recent heavy rainfall. To help protect communities along the River Thames, the Environment Agency has closed the Thames Barrier for a record sixteenth consecutive closure ...

  • Three severe flood warnings in place for Dorset

    The Environment Agency has this afternoon issued two further severe flood warnings for flooding along the Dorset coast. Current situation In addition to the severe flood warning already in place for Iford Bridge Home Park on the Lower River Stour in Bournemouth, the Environment Agency is warning people along the coast at Preston Beach in the Lodmore area of Weymouth and the ...

  • Environment Agency warns of continued flood risk

    Current situation Communities in Dorset, Oxfordshire, south Wiltshire, Hampshire and along the river Thames are being urged to remain prepared for more flooding today and the remainder of the week. More unsettled weather over the next few days will see rain falling on already saturated ground increasing the chance of flooding. Along Dorset’s south west coast large waves and ...

  • UK£40m flood defences get go ahead

    A £40 million-plus solution to Ipswich’s flood fears has moved a big step closer with the announcement by the Environment Agency that the first phase of funding is secure. A tidal surge barrier across the River Orwell is the main part of the proposals put forward by partners behind the Ipswich Flood Defence Management Strategy, including Ipswich Borough Council. Work is expected to start in ...

  • Flooding: what influences householders to protect their homes?

    Householders who believe that climate change increases flood risk are up to 12% more likely to protect their homes against flooding than those who do not hold this belief, finds recent research from Germany. The national survey also found that previous experience of flood damage increased the likelihood of households introducing flood protection measures. Floods damage homes, businesses, ...

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