Category Archives: Floods

Flood Avoidance Tools for NJ

New website offers flood-avoidance tools in Hurricane Sandy’s wake ew Jersey residents and officials have a new tool, NJ ADAPT, to help them prepare for storms and sea-level rise. The project, led by Rutgers University, provides access to volumes of … Continue reading

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Under the Threshold for a Presidential Declaration

Most of the time when we talk about disasters, they qualify for a presidential disaster declaration and involve FEMA. But smaller events are serious too and pose special problems when federal assistance is not forthcoming Thanks to James Fossett for … Continue reading

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Flood Insurance – a review

Recently my posts have featured a retrospective on several topics, earthquake science, the condition of our infrastructure, and the like.  Here is a short, interesting history of flood insurance and moral hazards.  From The Hill, this article titled Natural floods, … Continue reading

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New Flood Preparedness App – from the Red Cross

For those of you in areas prone to flooding, these new apps may be of interest. The American Red Cross released its Flood App for smart phones on March 17th, at the beginning of Flood Awareness Week. The Flood App … Continue reading

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Flood Information from Colorado

It is early in the day, but so far I have two items that may be of interest regarding the recent CO floods: #1 The Colorado state Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency has a new Recovery Focused Website website … Continue reading

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Boulder, CO – Lessons Were Learned!

Many years of study and preparedness efforts on the part of both researchers and practitioners were behind the relatively positive outcome from recent flooding in Boulder, CO. It is not often that we can point to teaching points made and … Continue reading

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Canadians Lack Access to Flood Insurance

After watching some of the videos and reading accounts of the most recent major flooding in Colorado, it seems to me that having flood insurance would be a good idea. But according to this article, the insurance is not available … Continue reading

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