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Rising seas: Wellington's watery future

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:59
OLIVIA WANNAN Last updated 05:00 17/10/2014 Rising tides: A map of areas at potential risk. Opinion poll How should Wellington best prepare for a projected sea level rise of 1m over the next century?
Rising seas: Venice or New Orleans?
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 06:14
OLIVIA WANNAN Last updated 05:00 17/10/2014 Relevant offers Wellywood looks destined to become Waterworld, and the capital needs to face some tough decisions. The choices include abandoning the CBD and low-lying suburbs such as Lyall Bay and Island Bay to rising seas, or risking a Hurricane Katrina-like flooding disaster behind sea walls.
Engine 39 moves to first newly built station since Hurricane Katrina
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 04:59
Living in trailers since Hurricane Katrina, firefighters on Engines 39 and 22 have moved into a brand new 9,000 square-foot facility in the Lower 9th Ward. Last minute touches are being placed on the building ahead of the grand opening ceremony Wednesday afternoon. City, state and federal officials broke ground on the fire station back in 2013. The firefighters stationed in the Lower 9th Ward had been working out of trailers since Hurricane Katrina 9…
Special Report: Hurricane Katrina Damage Assessment
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 06:20
MoreShare:FacebookTwitterGoogle+Reddit Rigzone Looks Back: One of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, Hurricane Katrina caused damages to more than 50 platforms and rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as onshore refining and transport facilities. It has been a week since Hurricane Katrina pounded its way across Florida into the Gulf of Mexico, on its way to causing one of the worst natural disasters in American history.
Warren Buffett's Invaluable Weather Forecast Rains Profits
Saturday, 11 October 2014 05:32
View of Hurricane Katrina, 2005. Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr . Hurricane and tornado season may be on the downswing, but that doesn't mean the prospect of a disaster occurring within the U.S. or around the globe has really ebbed in a meaningful way. According to statistics from the United Nations Development Programme from September, the last 20 years have seen disasters affect 4.4 billion people around the globe, kill 1.3 million…
Animal Planet Orders Animal Zombie Series 'The Other Dead'
Thursday, 09 October 2014 19:22
Add CommentOctober 11, 2014 04:56:04 GMT A mysterious outbreak after the 'next Hurricane Katrina' turns animals into man-eating creatures. Tweet Animal Planet jumps into one of the most popular genres on television today.
FOX6 WBRC helps you prepare for severe weather
Thursday, 09 October 2014 15:50
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Do you own a NOAA weather radio? If so, you want to make sure it's correctly programmed now, before the next threat of severe weather! J-P Dice recorded a six-minute tutorial on how to program your NOAA weather radio. Click this link to watch the video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/LnH4WGk4tz8 To program your weather radio, you will need your county's SAME code and the frequency for the transmitter you're closest to.
U.S. Senator Landrieu faces headwinds in Louisiana re-election bid
Thursday, 09 October 2014 01:06
By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - As U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu addressed students at a New Orleans university destroyed by Hurricane Katrina nine years ago telling of her struggles to fund its restoration, she could as easily have been describing her fight this year to get re-elected. In a race that could determine control of the U.S.
Reasons behind the quietest hurricane season in 30+ years
Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:08
While the Pacific Ocean has produced an above-normal number of tropical storms and hurricanes this year, the Atlantic Ocean remains a sleeping giant. The 2014 season which runs from June 1st to December 1st started quickly as Hurricane Arthur formed off of the Carolinas and moved ashore during the 4th of July Weekend. It did minimal damage as winds barely achieved hurricane criteria.
New Orleans pursues final round of FEMA-funded Hurricane Katrina demolitions
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:16
Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration is pursuing a final round of post-Hurricane Katrina blight demolitions funded by FEMA after a legal battle with the federal agency. More than 600 houses in New Orleans have been identified as potential candidates to be torn down -- although the administration says many of the houses on the list are, in fact, renovated and ultimately will be left untouched.
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