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Hurricane Florence causes stormwater release at power plant

Historic rains from Hurricane Florence caused the release of stormwater, which may have come into contact with coal ash from a lined landfill, at Duke Energy’s Sutton Power Plant in Wilmington, N.C.

Louis Berger restores power to Puerto Rican nursing home using mobile solar hybrid technology

Louis Berger and the municipality of Humacao, Puerto Rico, celebrated the launch of a pro bono project to restore power to Casa del Amparo Nursing Home using a Westgen Hybrid Mobile Solar Generator.

HCFCD begins drive on hurricane repair program

Surveyors for the Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) fanned out across Harris County’s 22 watersheds, part of a major push to repair more than $84 million in bayou and drainage channel damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

USACE awards additional $140.5 million for power grid restoration in Puerto Rico

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will provide additional resources to further support emergency power restoration by increasing the value of an existing contract.

Study: Warming oceans could lead to 70 percent increase in hurricane-related financial loss by...

If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by 2100, according to a study just published in the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure.

EPA and TCEQ update status of water systems affected by Harvey

Working together, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continue to coordinate with local, state and federal officials to address the human health and environmental impacts of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, especially the water systems in the affected areas.

USGS crews documenting extent of flooding from Hurricane Irma

Eight U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) field crews are traveling around the Jacksonville, Tampa and Fort Myers, Fla., areas looking for evidence that will tell scientists how high the flood waters and storm surge from Hurricane Irma reached.

Miyamoto’s Lang appointed to FEMA National Advisory Council

Miyamoto International Research Analyst Dr. Anna Lang was appointed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) National Advisory Council (NAC). The 35-member council provides advice to FEMA through recommendations on all aspects of emergency management.

USGS responds to Hurricane Harvey

As Tropical Storm Harvey continues to bring historic rainfall to east Texas, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) crews are navigating the floodwaters by truck and boat to make streamflow measurements that will help determine the depth and extent of the catastrophic flooding now underway.
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