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floods top the natural disasters list




a joint report by seeds and centre for research on the epidemiology of disasters (cred) claims that floods top the list of natural disasters since 2000, with 56% of smart cities falling in high flood risk districts.in the seeds-cred report titled 'decoding the monsoon floods' - had analysed disaster...



3-d models help scientists gauge flood impact




heavy rainfall can cause rivers and drainage systems to overflow or dams to break, leading to flood events that bring damage to property and road systems as well potential loss of human life.



3-d models help scientists gauge flood impact




image: pictured here is the coralville dam on the coralville lake overflowing into its spillway during the iowa flood of 2008. the flood cost $10 billion in damages for the entire... view more credit: united states army corps of engineersheavy rainfall can cause rivers and drainage systems to over...



we need to be better prepared for floods: turnbull




the prime minister says the government will offer "enormous support" to flood-affected communities ravaged by cyclone debbie. malcolm turnbull says australia needs to prepare for extreme weather events like cyclone debbie by investing in improved infrastructure.mr turnbull visited residents in the f...



we need to be better prepared for floods: turnbull




the prime minister says the government will offer "enormous support" to flood-affected communities ravaged by cyclone debbie. malcolm turnbull says australia needs to prepare for extreme weather events like cyclone debbie by investing in improved infrastructure.mr turnbull visited residents in the f...



we need to be better prepared for floods: turnbull




the prime minister says the government will offer "enormous support" to flood-affected communities ravaged by cyclone debbie. malcolm turnbull says australia needs to prepare for extreme weather events like cyclone debbie by investing in improved infrastructure.mr turnbull visited residents in the f...



we need to be better prepared for floods: turnbull




the prime minister says the government will offer "enormous support" to flood-affected communities ravaged by cyclone debbie. malcolm turnbull says australia needs to prepare for extreme weather events like cyclone debbie by investing in improved infrastructure.mr turnbull visited residents in the f...



we need to be better prepared for floods: turnbull




the prime minister says the government will offer "enormous support" to flood-affected communities ravaged by cyclone debbie. malcolm turnbull says australia needs to prepare for extreme weather events like cyclone debbie by investing in improved infrastructure.mr turnbull visited residents in the f...



the great lie of american flood risk




a national program sells flood insurance to millions of americans—using flood projections that are sometimes decades out of date. the post the great lie of american flood risk appeared first on wired.



how hurricanes and climate change will flood new york city




by 2030, what were once 500-year events could happen every five years.



queensland cleans up as storm moves inland




rivers swollen by debbie's deluge are now beginning to flood, but it's not clear what threat this poses to adjacent communities.there is a major flood warning in place for the don river, which flows through bowen.a flood warning is also current for the proserpine river.the pioneer river, which flows...



rising flood insurance costs growing burden to communities and homeowners in new




flood insurance is already difficult to afford for many homeowners in new york city, and the situation will only worsen as flood maps are revised to reflect current risk and if the federal government continues to move toward risk-based rates, according to a first-of-its-kind study by the rand corpor...



five best: why america can’t figure out flood prevention




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pm, nsw premier to visit flood-hit nsw communities




floodwaters still rising as search for missing continuesforecasters expect a major flood peak to hit rockhampton on thursday, reaching a level larger than the 2011 floods and potentially matching the february 1954 flood level of 9.4 metres.nsw flood victim tells of trauma, damagea woman whose house ...



reservoir management alters flood frequency at the regional scale




flood frequency curve (ffc)—a mathematical expression of the probability distribution of floods—is an important tool for estimating flood risk, with a conventional assumption of stationary flood series data. however, environmental changes in the past decades are changing that assumption. a resea...



irish sun - varadkar agrees flood prevention funding to be increased




varadkar accepted that funding will have to be increased he said funding will help prevent major flooding eventshe said he was taken aback by the scale of the damagedonegal, ireland - taoiseach leo varadkar, who visited the flood ravaged areas in the country on friday has stated that he had been tak...



boulder county rain bout signals start of peak flood season




where to find flood informationboulder: bouldercolorado.gov/flood/community-guide-to-flood-safetybouldercolorado.gov/floodlongmont: http://bit.ly/2qexwm8http://bit.ly/2phbsgihttp://bit.ly/2pgsgkilyons: lyonsfire.org/need-to-know/emergency-informationboulder county:www.boco911alert.comwww.boulderoem....



texas venues, artists coordinate statewide harvey relief concerts




close to 20 venues across texas have already signed on to host hurricane harvey relief benefits coordinated by a grassroots organization called texas music flood.musician and promoter bucky bachmeyer from college station, texas, reached out to 10 venue owners and fellow concert promoters on aug. 2...



new flood study reveals america's most vulnerable communities




lsu department of environmental sciences professor nina lam and colleagues have published a new study that shows while americans in coastal communities have become more aware of the risk of building in a flood zone, inland communities lag behind as construction continues in inland flood zones. this ...



extreme weather events linked to climate change impact on the jet stream




image: on the is an image of the global circulation pattern on a normal day. on the right is the image of the global circulation pattern when extreme weather occurs.... view more credit: michael mann, penn stateunprecedented summer warmth and flooding, forest fires, drought and ... ial rain -- extr...



death toll rises to three as flood crisis continues across two states




lismore flooding: residents told to evacuate immediately as deaths fearedthere are fears people may have died in flood waters in northern nsw, as the city of lismore floods.



floods and hurricanes predicted with social media




social media can warn us about extreme weather events before they happen - such as hurricanes, storms and floods - according to new research by the university of warwick.nataliya tkachenko, with her supervisors in the department of computer science, has found that photographs and key words posted on...



foreigners have long mined indonesia, but now there's an outcry




crowned with spiky feathered headdresses and daubed with face paint, scores of protesters gathered outside the jakarta offices of an american mining giant last week, chanting, waving signs and throwing uncertainty into global commodities markets.the traditional garb was meant to make it clear whom t...



foreigners have long mined indonesia, but now there's an outcry




crowned with spiky feathered headdresses and daubed with face paint, scores of protesters gathered outside the jakarta offices of an american mining giant last week, chanting, waving signs and throwing uncertainty into global commodities markets.the traditional garb was meant to make it clear whom t...



benefits of investments in dikes worldwide known




this is according to a study led by philip ward of the institute for environmental studies, vrije universiteit amsterdam, and colleagues in the netherlands, uk and usa. the research appears in the paper 'a global framework for future costs and benefits of river-flood protection in urban areas' in na...