Category Archives: Floods

Case Studies in Floodplain Buyout

From Prevention Web, some case studies done by Rice University: Case studies in floodplain buyouts: Looking to best practices to drive the conversation in the Houston region

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U.S. Flood Risk Higher Than Thought

From the Homeland Security Newswire: Flood risk for Americans is greatly underestimated, A new study has found that forty-one million Americans are at risk from flooding rivers, which is more than three times the current estimate—based on regulatory flood maps—of … Continue reading

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Flood Risks Increase Haz Mat Risks

From the NY Times: Floods Are Getting Worse, and 2,500 Chemical Sites Lie in the Water’s Path.  Anchored in flood-prone areas in every American state are more than 2,500 sites that handle toxic chemicals, a New York Times analysis of … Continue reading

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Flood Disasters, Data and Map

Interesting report from the Weather Channel. I found the map of past events rather surprising. See: Flood Disasters in Inland States.

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Useful Flood Graphic

See this one page flood map/graphic from DHS. Thanks to Chris Jones for the citation.

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Riverine Flooding On the Rise Worldwide

River flood risks increase around the globe under future warming. “More than half of the United States must at least double their protection level within the next two decades if they want to avoid a dramatic increase in river flood … Continue reading

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“Lessons From Hurricane Harvey: Houston’s Struggle Is America’s Tale”

The Diva has been contemplating the concept of resilience, as described in the document Disaster Resilience; A National Imperative, published by the National Academy of Sciences in 2012. Reviewing it against the present setting of disaster recovery efforts in Houston, … Continue reading

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