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  • Raging Floodwaters Cause Kansas Refinery Oil Spill

    KANSAS CITY, Kansas, July 3, 2007 (ENS) - Emergency management officials are trying to contain damage from an oil refinery spill in Coffeyville, Kansas that occurred over the weekend when raging floodwaters breached a levee Sunday as heavy rains swept the southeastern section of the state. At the Coffeyville Resources Refinery more than 42,000 gallons of crude oil spilled into the overflowing ...

  • Blobel Flood Protection system in the dry

    Untitled Document In recent years we have ...


    By Blobel Umwelttechnik GmbH

  • Moisture and toxic contamination primary health problems in hurricane recovery

    Even though the devastation of the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana by hurricanes Ike and Gustav has been pushed out of the national conscience by financial crisis and a hotly contested election, the fact remains that these areas are in dire need of assistance of long term solutions to the lasting effects of wind and water damage. The damage wreaked on these Coastal regions has left millions ...


    By Aquron Corporation

  • 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

  • More heavy rain on the way across the South West this New Year

    The Environment Agency is advising communities in the South West to stay vigilant and be prepared for possible flooding over the New Year due to the risk of more heavy rain combined with strong winds. There is a heightened flood risk for parts of south west, southern and south east England and Cumbria. The Environment Agency is urging communities to prepare in advance by signing up for free flood ...

  • EPA Protects Louisiana Coastal Waters

    Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $2,502,401 to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana to improve coastal wetlands in Louisiana. The project will create 300 acres of barrier marsh and nourish 130 acres of developing marsh near Bayou Moreau using dredged material from the Gulf of Mexico. This project is funded through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, ...

  • One Month Later, New Orleans Nearly Pumped Dry

    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, October 3, 2005 (ENS) - Pumps set up by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been working 24/7 for weeks to remove the flood waters from New Orleans' streets left in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Now the job is close to completion. Before Hurricane Rita passed, the pumps had cleared most of the flood water from Hurricane Katrina and only 10 percent of ...

  • Communities urged to prepare for heavy rainfall on New Year’s Day

    There is a continuing risk of flooding today, particularly in the south west of England, as rivers respond to heavy rainfall overnight. On New Year’s Day, heavy rain is expected which could cause flooding to communities in the south east and south west of England. The Environment Agency is urging communities to prepare in advance by signing up for free flood warnings and to take action if ...

  • More rain and strong wind on the way

    There is a continuing risk of flooding today and into the New Year, particularly in the South West, as rivers respond to heavy rainfall. On New Year’s Day, heavy rain is expected which could cause flooding to communities in the south east and south west of England. The Environment Agency is urging communities to prepare in advance by signing up for free flood warnings and to take action if ...

  • 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 ...

  • British Prime Minister Blames Floods on Climate Change

    LONDON, UK, July 24, 2007 (ENS) - The sun is forecast to shine across much of England Wednesday, illuminating flood waters that have risen to 60 year highs. Prime Minister Gordon Brown blamed climate change for the torrential rains that pounded the British Isles on Friday and through the weekend, inundating vast stretches of southwest England and leaving more than 50,000 homes without power. In ...

  • Beyond NYC: Other places adapting to climate, too

    From Bangkok to Miami, cities and coastal areas across the globe are already building or planning defenses to protect millions of people and key infrastructure from more powerful storm surges and other effects of global warming. Some are planning cities that will simply adapt to more water. But climate-proofing a city or coastline is expensive, as shown by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $20 ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...

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