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$750,000 in ‘Quick Release’ Emergency Relief Funds Headed to Detroit for Roads Damaged by Rainfall

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced the immediate availability of $750,000 in emergency relief funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help the Michigan Department of Transportation cover the costs of repairing roads and…

Know Your Flood Risk Launches New Flood Recovery Guide to Support UK Victims through the Clean-up

December 11, 2013 - in Emergency, Modeling, Projects

Last week saw the largest tidal surge in 60 years, resulting in devastating floods across much of South East England. With further flood warnings being…

Using Moving Cars to Measure Rainfall

December 1, 2013 - in Projects, Sensors, Transportation

Drivers on a rainy day regulate the speed of their windshield wipers according to rain intensity: faster in heavy rain and slower in light rain. This…

Megafloods in the West: Preparing for Forgotten Catastrophe

January 21, 2013 - in Emergency

Geologic evidence shows that truly massive floods, caused by rainfall alone, have occurred in California every 100 to 200 years. Such floods are likely caused by atmospheric rivers: narrow bands of water vapor about a mile above the ocean that extend for thousands…