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Civil engineers group calls for a national strategy on mitigating floods

Sunday, 21 September 2014 04:17
By Geoff Mulvihill, The Associated Press An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. The American Society of Civil Engineers released its recommendations Monday during a conference on water issues in Philadelphia. The group is calling for Congress and the Obama Administration to develop a sustainable way to pay for infrastructure maintenance and updates…
Engineers call for national approach to flooding
Sunday, 21 September 2014 01:01
An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. The American Society of Civil Engineers was scheduled to release its recommendations Monday in Philadelphia. The report was provided to The Associated Press before its release. The group is calling for Congress and the Obama Administration to develop a sustainable way to pay for infrastructure maintenance…
Bay Area travelers talk of Hurricane's chaos after returning from Cabo
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 19:18
It's been a long week for people who were vacationing in Cabo San Lucas. Hurricane Odile slammed into the resort area on Sunday and changed everything. Now that the devastating weather has cleared, it's becoming clear how big this disaster was and how many people - including thousands of Americans - have been affected. Christina Welcome-Lopez of Concord, who returned home Thursday, said, "It’s as if Hurricane Katrina hit Mexico.
Hurricane Katrina lessons applied to rivers around St. Louis
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 13:54
(KTVI)– Two men instrumental in the New Orleans redesign after Hurricane Katrina are familiar to Washington University students. Patrick Clark takes on a ride on the Stateamind AquaFox down the Mississippi with the professors trying to get this region to look towards its future.
AN EPIDEMIC KNOWS NO BORDER
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 12:30
Nine years ago, my family was out on a limb -- or on rooftops. They were looking for someone to rescue them from the angry floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina. Day after day, I scoured the Internet. I called friends in Louisiana to ask if they were able to visit the local shelters, or to call the Red Cross.
SUNO celebrates fully functioning campus
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 06:46
Nine years after Hurricane Katrina inundated Southern University of New Orleans with water, officials say the campus is fully functioning. The university celebrated the milestone on the front lawn of the newly renovated administration building Thursday. After multiple moves, demolitions, renovations and with new buildings coming, SUNO is back to full capacity. A restoration ceremony marked the completion of renovations in the Emmett W.
Ike anniversary highlights late-season hurricane threats
Sunday, 14 September 2014 09:28
Hurricane Ike roared into Texas on Sept. 14, 2008 causing massive damage to the Gulf Coast. The Category 2 storm with it's massive storm surge and 110 mile per hour winds caused millions in damage in the Houston area and its impact is still being felt today. However, Ike was not the only late-season storm to cause havoc on the Texas coast.
Hurricane Katrina victim faces more damage after flash flooding
Thursday, 11 September 2014 10:05
SOUTHAVEN, MS - (WMC) - Thursday as water ravished north Mississippi, Robert Kelly's neighbor at Savannah Creek Apartments in Southaven warned him to move his car from the flooding parking lot. "I attempted to move it, and I was very unsuccessful," said Kelly. Friday morning his car, a total loss, was towed. Kelly showed WMC Action News 5's Jerica Phillips pictures that he captured on his cell phone, flooding pictures of his car that he…
Family who relocated after Hurricane Katrina has their house flooded in Mesa
Monday, 08 September 2014 14:45
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Nine years later, Katrina funds still being misused
Monday, 08 September 2014 04:33
This was just a slice of the $87.7 million given to that county, and most of the funds had been spent properly, the watchdog report said. Still, the millions of unused or misused funds are notable as they are still being realized years after they were distributed. FEMA's disaster relief grants for the 2005 hurricane have long come under scrutiny.
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