flood containment News

  • French glacier flood threat

    French authorities began draining a lake trapped beneath a glacier in the Mont Blanc Alpine range last week, in order to protect thousands of people in the valley below from potential flooding. Draining the main cavity at a rate of 50 cubic metres per hour, working round the clock, will take until October. The reservoir of water, roughly the volume of 20 Olympic-size pools, was discovered by ...

  • RIA Recommendations for After the Flood

    With several inches already on the ground and more in the weather forecast, the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) has these tips for residents impacted by the flooding: Make sure gutters are free of debris so they drain properly. Direct downspouts so that water drains away from the foundation of the house and any below grade openings. In basements or below grade areas, raise ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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

  • Predicting contamination of farmland after flooding

    Floods and the resulting damage to agricultural and urban environments are likely to increase as a result of climate change. Major floods in Europe, such as those affecting the Elbe River in Germany in August 2002, can result in contamination by heavy metals of flooded farmland. Taking zinc as an example, a new modelling approach showed that there was more than a one in three chance that ...

  • Environmental Recklessness Blamed for Jakarta Floods

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (ENS) - About 60 percent of the Indonesian capital Jakarta is flooded following days of torrential rains, which caused several rivers to overflow. Authorities say 50 people have died and 512,170 have been made homeless in the worst floods to hit Jakarta and surrounding areas in five years. Environment Minister Rachmat Witoelar said the main reason for the ...

  • Garforth community flood store unveiled

    A new flood store for Garforth will be unveiled this weekend, to help residents protect their homes and businesses from flooding. The Leeds Lord Mayor, and Councillor for Garforth and Swillington Ward Tom Murray, will officially launch the new community flood store which will support local residents in their work to become better prepared for flooding. The Garforth Flood Support Group has worked ...

  • US EPA surveys Illinois flood waste

    US Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has begun to assess 19 flood-impacted Illinois counties. The effort, called a 'mission assignment' was requested by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Illinois, which have provided $200,000 to conduct the work. EPA's field operations include assessment, cleanup and disposal of hazardous materials and oil releases, including orphan ...

  • Cleanup from California Floods Expose Asbestos Dangers

    LA Testing provides environmental and air testing services to ensure remediation efforts across California do not cause additional indoor air quality (IAQ) problems. Last week historic rainfall and flooding caused havoc across much of California.  Five days of storms pounded many communities and caused widespread damage to countless homes and businesses.  The damage was so vast that ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Flood Risks and Property Damage Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses flood risks and property damage issues.    “Flooding can cause devastating damage to a home or business so it’s important that people understand flood risks in their area, ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EDLab provides assistance to flood victims in Georgia

    The recent floods in Georgia and other surrounding southeast areas of the United States claimed over a dozen lives and caused an estimated $250 million in damages. Now, residents are starting to return to their homes and business and they may be knowingly or unknowingly exposed to hazardous environmental conditions.POLLUTION AND HIGH HEALTH RISKFloodwaters potentially increase the risk of ...


    By Pure Air Control Services

  • Mississippi River Flood Victims on the Lookout for Mold & Bacteria

    Cinnaminson, NJ, May 11st, 2011 Earlier this week, it was announced that the Mississippi River had crested around Memphis, while downstream many communities were still facing additional flooding.  The water levels in Memphis had not been observed since the 1930s and many low lying areas were heavily damaged by the flood waters. Further south, in Louisiana, it was reported that the ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Crews in Fargo Prepare Sandbags in Preparation for Possible Flooding

    Crews in Fargo, North Dakota, have reportedly begun filling up to one million sandbags in preparation for possible flooding. Some experts have predicted that the Red River may soon reach 20 feet above flood stage. If flooding does occur, it’s important that any structures that suffer water damage be dried out as soon as it is safe to do so. Failure to remove contaminated ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Environment: Directive on flood risk management comes into force

    Reducing the risks and adverse consequences of floods in the European Union is the aim of the new directive on flood risk management coming into force today. The directive requires flood risk management to be negotiated across national borders and contains important commitments to increase transparency and involve citizens. Member States are now obliged to identify river basins and associated ...

  • Work to start on Braunton flood defence improvements

    The Environment Agency will start work next week on a £100,000 scheme to boost flood protection in Braunton. The North Devon village suffered serious flooding in December 2012 after torrential rain caused the River Caen to over-top flooding more than 60 local homes and businesses. The flooding occurred six months after the official opening of a new flood defence scheme. ‘We built a ...

  • Northeast Flooding Will Cause Mold Problems For Many

    The Northeast will not only be facing flooding caused by hurricane Irene, but also potential mold problems.  The Northeast already had flash flooding a little over a week ago that brought rising water tables to many areas.  The floods from hurricane Irene will only cause more wet, musty and flooded basements throughout the northeast. "Mold will begin to grow in as little as 24-48 hours ...

  • 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 ...

  • Nashville Flood Cleanup Brings Dangers of Asbestos to Light

    EMSL Analytical provides affordable testing solutions for asbestos in flood ravaged parts of Tennessee to protect people and property. Westmont, NJ, May 17th, 2010 Several weeks ago floods ravaged parts of Nashville and the surrounding areas.  The flooding destroyed homes and businesses and the community has been busy cleaning and rebuilding since the flood ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Colorado flooding triggers oil spills, shutdowns

    Colorado's flooding shut down hundreds of natural gas and oil wells in the state's main petroleum-producing region and triggered at least two spills, temporarily suspending a multibillion-dollar drilling frenzy and sending inspectors into the field to gauge the extent of pollution. Besides the possible environmental impact, flood damage to roads, railroads and other infrastructure will affect the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Verona opts for InfoWorks CS to solve city flooding

    Wallingford, UK – 10 March 2005 – The part-privatised multi-utility AGSM Verona (Azienda Generale Servizi Municipalizzati di Verona), which provides electricity, gas, telecoms, public heating and water to the city of Verona in Italy and its ...


    By Innovyze

  • Current major flooding in US a sign of things to come

    Major floods striking America’s heartland this week offer a preview of the spring seasonal outlook, according to NOAA’s National Weather Service. Several factors will contribute to above-average flood conditions, including record rainfall in some states and snow packs, which are melting and causing rivers and streams to crest over their banks. This week, more than 250 communities in a dozen ...

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