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  • 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

  • Invisible Flood Control Wall Successfully Protects Vermont’s Burnham Hall from Hurricane Irene Flooding

    Flood Control America is proud to have helped protect a beloved town community center from the Hurricane Irene flooding that inundated Vermont. The town of Lincoln, Vermont, had the foresight after the disastrous flood of 1998 to use pre-disaster grant assistance to invest in and install The Invisible Flood Control Wall to protect the town’s community center, Burnham Hall – and last weekend when ...


    By PRWeb

  • Blobel Flood Protection system in the dry

    Untitled Document In recent years we have ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • Levees, removable walls in plan to protect NYC

    Removable flood walls would be set up for much of lower Manhattan, a 15-to-20-foot levee would guard part of Staten Island and a system of gates and levees would protect a Brooklyn creek as part of a nearly $20 billion plan Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed Tuesday to transform how New York City girds itself for storms and global warming. Bloomberg's proposals also include building dunes in Staten ...


    By Associated Press

  • Bidding starts on multi-million pound flood contract to protect Londoners

    The Environment Agency is today launching the bidding to manage tidal flood risk in London and the Thames Estuary in what is the UK’s largest flood risk management contract. Suppliers from all over Europe are invited to bid for the Thames Estuary Phase 1 programme, which includes projects to maintain, refurbish, and replace Thames tidal defences in London and the Estuary. Adapting to ...

  • Communities urged to stay safe and protect themselves and their homes from flooding

    More rain will bring further disruption Another band of heavy rain is expected on Boxing Day evening into Friday, the Environment Agency is urging people to be prepared for flooding and stay safe. The Environment Agency is warning of more significant disruption across southern England. It is possible that heavy rain may worsen the current flooding situation in some areas with rivers responding ...

  • Communities urged to take action to protect themselves and their homes from flooding

    Risk of flooding continues across south and south west England. With the Met Office reporting 30 to 60 mm of rainfall across southern England over the last 24 hours, many rivers including the Medway, Severn and Thames continue to respond, bringing a risk of flooding over the next three days. Prepare for flooding and listen to advice We have issued a severe flood warning, ...

  • Addressing flooding on the Somerset Levels

    Further information on the Environment Agency's response to flooding in Somerset The flooding on the Somerset Levels is the result of prolonged and persistent rainfall, with the area seeing more than twice the average rainfall for this time of year. Up to 40 properties and 65 square kilometres of land have unfortunately flooded. However, flood defences have protected over 200 square kilometres of ...

  • A Retaining Wall that is ‘Green’ and Saves Green

    Crane Materials International (CMI) leads the sheet piling industry in providing environmentally friendly solutions and products to the construction and engineering communities. Today CMI announces the release of the SheerScape ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Flood defence repairs to start in Malton and Norton

    The Environment Agency is starting work at the end of this month to repair two sections of the flood defences at Malton and Norton to reduce the risk of the wall leaking. In November 2012 when heavy rain hit the area, the level of the River Derwent didn’t reach the top of the defences, but the high levels caused some areas of the existing defences to leak. The Environment Agency ...

  • Flood and water management bill gains royal assent

    The Flood and Water Management Bill gained Royal Assent yesterday. The Act will implement several key recommendations of Sir Michael Pitt’s Review of the Summer 2007 floods, protect water supplies to consumers and protect community groups from excessive charges for surface water drainage. The Act’s provisions include: New statutory responsibilities for managing ...


  • Work begins on new Warkworth flood defences

    Thirty-five homes in Warkworth, Northumberland, will be protected from river and tidal flooding thanks to a new Environment Agency flood defence scheme. Preparatory work began this week in advance of the construction of a new flood wall that will protect homes at The Butts area of Warkworth. The project will also see the ground raised at the United Reform Church car park, with a new gate at The ...

  • Godmanchester flood risk management scheme unveiled

    A ceremony took place on Friday 28 February in Godmanchester, marking the official completion of Godmanchester’s flood risk management scheme. The ground was first broken on Friday 25 May 2012 by Jonathan Djanogly, MP for Huntingdon, and Steve Wheatley, Chair of the Regional Flood and Coastal Committee, who was instrumental in securing approval for the scheme. The scheme includes a ...

  • 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

  • A Scottish first for the Self Closing Flood Barrier

    The Freuchie Mill area in Fife Scotland, has long been prone to flooding and many residents in the community have learnt to live with the daily fear of heavy rainfall which could bring further damage and misery to their lives. However, for some in properties owned by Kingdom Housing Association, the need to respond to the sound of the flood air horn at Freuchie Mill, ...


  • 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 ...

  • Managing the twin risks of flooding and erosion in coastal areas

    Coastal areas are naturally at risk from erosion and flooding, but this risk is increased by the effects of climate change. A recent study has examined choices for regulators and coastline managers and suggests that successful management in high risk areas needs a fully integrated approach involving all stakeholders. Managing the interactions between the natural environment and socio-economic ...

  • Tips to prevent mold growth from hurricanes and floods

    EMSL Analytical offers preventive tips and testing solutions for residential and commercial properties threatened by devastating floods and water damage. Powerful storms recently slammed several Midwestern States causing severe flooding and now Hurricane Bill threatens the East Coast with strong winds and torrential rains if it turns inland. All of this severe weather is certainly enough to make ...


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