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Historic Flood Hits Houston

April 20, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Sensors, Stormwater

Houston has been hit very hard by rains and flooding this week. Some parts of Houston received 17 inches of rain in less than 24 hours on Monday. The flooding has claimed six lives with more than 1,200 high-water rescues and more than 1,000 homes evacuated…

New Willamette River Flood Inundation Maps to Aid Residents and Emergency Managers

April 19, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Modeling, Stormwater

PORTLAND, Ore. — New flood inundation maps focused on the Coast Fork Willamette River near Goshen, Oregon were published online Wednesday by the U.S.…

USDA Invests $103 Million to Improve Critical Infrastructure in 19 States

WASHINGTON—Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing up to $103 million in post-disaster…

Dewberry to Provide Technical Assessment for South Carolina Dams

Dewberry has been selected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assess dozens of South Carolina dams damaged during the October 2015 floods. The firm will help FEMA, the State of South Carolina, community members, and dam owners incorporate…

Miami-Dade County Partners to Use Natural Infrastructure to Improve Resilience

April 4, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

MIAMI, Fla.—In an effort to find smart solutions for sea-level rise, storms, floods and other climate impacts in South Florida, The Nature Conservancy announced several new partnerships and two demonstration projects in Miami-Dade County to highlight and…

Analyzing the Risks and Effects of Rising Sea Levels in Norfolk, Va.

March 30, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

In Norfolk, Virginia, an East Coast city that’s home to the world’s largest naval station and important seaports, catastrophic flooding could damage more than homes and roads. A new study from Sandia National Laboratories assesses how much the city, its…

USGS Tracks Louisiana Floods to Help Guide Emergency Relief

US Geological Survey water science specialists are in the field assisting flood relief work in Louisiana by documenting the extent of historic, long-lasting flooding this month across a broad swath of the state, from Shreveport in the northwest to the Pearl…

Federal Highway Administration Releases $1 Million in Emergency Relief Funds to Repair Highway and Bridge Damage in Louisiana

March 25, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $1 million in Emergency Relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to help…

Esri Teams with Partners to Build Better Flood Forecast Maps

March 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Modeling, Planning, Stormwater

Redlands, Calif., March 22, 2016—Esri is participating in the White House Water Summit, in celebration of the United Nations' World Water Day. Esri has committed to building new technology that maps the extent and depth of flood forecasts, along with Kisters,…

Speeding Up Accuracy of Flood Risk Assessment

March 21, 2016 - in Corporate, Stormwater, Surveying/Mapping

Research from the University of Adelaide hopes to provide advances in the planning for flood risk, thanks to a new, faster method of assessing the highly complex factors that cause floods in a specific location. The results of the study, published in this…