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On five-year anniversary, Army Corps continues Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts

It’s been five years since Hurricane Sandy made history as the largest Atlantic hurricane on record when it made landfall near Brigantine, N.J., on Oct. 29, 2012. With wind gusts in excess of 75 miles per hour and storm surge that inundated much of the New York and New Jersey coasts, the storm killed more than 100 Americans and caused more than $50 billion in damages.

‘Beaches, Bays and Beyond’ focus of upcoming conference

The full range of coastal concerns will be up for discussion at the upcoming National Coastal Conference, with more than 180 speakers addressing an array of issues during the three-day event.

Arcadis to lead design to strengthen Manhattan’s coastline

Arcadis was selected as Engineer of Record for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood protection multiphase design of New York City’s East Side Coastal Resiliency (ESCR) Project in the borough of Manhattan.

Report addresses flooding and flood insurance impacts on rural Pennsylvania

A newly released report examines how flooding and recent changes to the federal flood insurance program are impacting rural Pennsylvania in unique ways.

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.

NYC completes largest-ever expansion of Bluebelt System on Staten Island

A $48 million infrastructure upgrade added more than three miles of storm sewers, installed hundreds of catch basins, replaced existing water mains, and included the largest ever expansion of the Bluebelt system.

Many Texas beaches likely to erode, be overwashed, or inundated by Hurricane Harvey

New projections from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) indicate Hurricane Harvey is likely to cause significant beach erosion along the Texas coastline, with water overtopping dunes and in some cases inundating areas.

Study to address D.C.-area flooding

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, signed an agreement July 18 with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) to begin an approximately $3 million, three-year study on possible ways to address coastal flooding and storm damage across more than 57 square miles in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas of suburban Maryland and northern Virginia.  

Norfolk enlists Arcadis to design stormwater flood protections

Arcadis was awarded an approximate $11.6 million contract by the City of Norfolk, Va., to design stormwater infrastructure enhancements to protect Ohio Creek communities against future flooding and continued sea level rise.
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