storm damage News

  • TVA Storm Damage Update

    The Tennessee Valley Authority made significant progress over the weekend in restoring power lines, poles, steel transmission structures and other equipment damaged during Wednesday's severe storms and tornadoes. As of Monday afternoon, TVA had restored all but eight of the 128 connection points originally damaged that serve local power companies. TVA estimated about 152,000 homes and businesses ...

  • Mangroves reduce coastal damage from tropical storms

    Mangroves can help protect coastal communities by reducing the height and power of waves generated by storms, and by reducing coastal flooding during tropical cyclones, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Tropical Storm Bertha Causes Property Damage in Puerto Rico

    This past weekend, heavy rains and winds pounded parts of the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico.  The storm knocked out power for many and dropped between 3 and 5 inches of rain in Puerto Rico as it crossed the region.   Bertha’s strong winds and heavy rain caused water damage to some homes and buildings.  Whenever water enters a building, no matter the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Sunrise Landfill Repairs Completed After Damaging 200-Year Storm / Feb 5 Tour

    On Tuesday, February 5, officials will gather at the Sunrise Landfill, located on the eastern edge of Las Vegas, to see the newly completed construction and repairs to the 440 acre landfill. The $60 million project includes new erosion and stormwater controls, a new cover system, landfill gas and groundwater monitoring systems, and a long-term maintenance and management program. Technical ...

  • Designing with damaged land

    A citizens’ guide to reclaiming abandoned mine sites ecologically Written by Scott R Campbell. You can read the original story in MIT News A new website will be launched in September at waste2place.com that ...

  • Tropical Storms in the Caribbean often Create Indoor Environmental Hazards in Addition to Property Damage

    Last week, Tropical Storm Dolly formed in the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall on the Mexican coast where it caused property damage.  Later this week on September 10th, the climatological peak of the annual hurricane season that runs from June through the end of November takes place.   Although tropical storms may be less menacing in the minds of many property ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • CVPS Honored for Storm Response

    The Edison Electric Institute today honored Central Vermont Public Service (NYSE: CV) with the association's "Emergency Recovery Award" for outstanding power restoration efforts in the wake of a massive two-part weather event in February 2010. This is the third time CVPS has earned this honor. The award is presented annually to U.S. and foreign companies that face untoward circumstances caused ...


    By Marketwire

  • Tropical Storms, Property Damage & Indoor Air Quality Concerns Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how tropical storms can create property damage that results in indoor air quality (IAQ) problems for building occupants.    Although tropical storms may be less menacing in the minds of many as ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Hurricane Environmental Damage `Almost Unimaginable`

    Untitled Document BATON ROUGE, Louisiana, September 7, 2005 (ENS) - Hurricane Katrina has left Louisiana with environmental wreckage that is ",almost unimaginable,", the head of the state Department of ...

  • Storms Affecting TVA Service Region

    Severe weather in the area served by the Tennessee Valley Authority caused serious damage to the utility's transmission system Wednesday, with power outages and high voltage lines down in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi. Eleven high-voltage transmission ...

  • Rebuilding cities in a climate-damaged world

    So began a 2009 article in Harvard Business Review. Although the message was aimed at business, it applies equally well to building cities.    This is especially prescient when the cities in question were damaged or destroyed by climate disaster. Are they being redeveloped with ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Paul O’Gorman: Extreme storm tracker

    Original story at MIT News Several winters back, while shoveling out his driveway after a particularly heavy snowstorm, Paul O’Gorman couldn’t help but wonder: How is climate change affecting the Boston region’s biggest snow events? The question wasn’t an idle one for O’Gorman: For the past ...

  • Flooding and damage from 2008 Myanmar cyclone assessed

    Tropical cyclone Nargis made landfall in the Asian nation of Myanmar on May 2, 2008, causing the worst natural disaster in the country's recorded history – with a death toll that may have exceeded 138,000. In the July 2009 issue of the journal Nature Geoscience, researchers report on a field survey done three months after the disaster to document the extent of the flooding and resulting damage. ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Costly Property Damage Caused by Arizona’s Monsoon Season

    Powerful thunderstorms, dust storms, heatwaves, lightning, wildfires, hail and flash floods are all a common occurrence for residents of Arizona during the monsoon season.  In fact, the 3 ½ months that make up the monsoon season typically brings about half of the region’s annual rainfall.   With a month left to go before the official end of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Damage from tropical cyclones `set to soar`

    Tropical cyclone damage costs will increase four-fold to US$109 billion a year across the world by 2100, according to a study published in Nature Climate Change last week (1 February). Predicted increases in population and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Summer Storms & Mold - No Match for Prepared Contractors

    Only a few weeks into summer, powerful storms have already occurred across many regions of the country.  In just the last few weeks, torrential rains and powerful winds have caused damage and destruction in such heavily populated areas as Chicago and Minneapolis and the first hurricane of the Atlantic season has formed.   The summer season is known for ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Winterize Your Property Now to Prevent Costly Damages

    A week into the winter season and many parts of the country have already experienced frigid temperatures.  Other areas have had an exceptionally mild winter so far, but these conditions can quickly change. Strong winds, rain, snow and ice can all takes a toll on a home or business and freezing temperatures can easily burst pipes.  During the winter season, damage from any one ...

  • Scientists assess damage from Yosemite-area fire

    Scientists are assessing the damage from a massive wildfire burning around Yosemite National Park, laying plans to protect habitat and waterways as the fall rainy season approaches. Members of the federal Burned Area Emergency Response team were hiking the rugged Sierra Nevada terrainSaturday even as thousands of firefighters still were battling ...


    By Associated Press

  • Offering safety and health assistance to tornado damaged communities

    U.S. Department of Labor's Blog, (Work in Progress), features a post by Barry Salerno, assistant area director for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Peoria office, providing information about the role of OSHA in disaster ...

  • Disasters in Europe: more frequent and causing more damage

    The number and impacts of disasters have increased in Europe in the period 1998-2009, a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) concludes. The report assesses the frequency of disasters and their impacts on humans, the economy and ecosystems and calls for better integrated risk disaster management across Europe. The Agency's new report ' ...

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