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American Red Cross Responds to Floods and Tornadoes in Central United States

Relief efforts underway throughout Midwest, but also in West Virginia WASHINGTON, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Storms and heavy rainfall have caused serious flash flooding in already saturated areas of the central United States. In response, the American Red Cross has mobilized relief w...

Cyclone Nargis and Myanmar floods seen from space

Envisat captured Cyclone Nargis making its way across the Bay of Bengal just south of Myanmar on 1 May 2008. The cyclone hit the coastal region and ripped through the heart of Myanmar on Saturday, devastating the country. On 4 May, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian ...

Fires and Floods Lead the List of Largest Red Cross Disaster Responses

Home Fires account for 93 percent of all Red Cross disaster efforts WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a year predicted to be heavy with hurricanes, home fires, wildfires and flooding kept the Red Cross busy helping people whose lives were changed by disasters. Excessive r...

IFAW Responds to Fiji Floods

SYDNEY, Australia, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following the worst flooding in decades in Fiji this week, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org ) is working with the Fijian Government to assess the rescue needs of animals in the devastated region. "The floods...

Support Numbers for Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company Customers Affected by Floods

COLUMBIA, S.C., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Colonial Life & Accident Insurance Company has set up dedicated phone lines to make it easier for customers affected by the flooding in the Midwest to get support from the company. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080109/CLW033LOGO ) ...

Clay Aiken & Family Celebrate Christmas With Survivors of Mexico's Floods

UNICEF Ambassador Aiken visits flood affected states of Tabasco and Chiapas CHIAPAS, Mexico, Dec. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- UNICEF Ambassador and critically acclaimed recording artist Clay Aiken today wrapped up the first leg of his trip to the flood affected areas of southeast Mexico by participating ...

Health Authorities Claim Some Relief likely from Post floods diseases in Mumbai

Mumbai, Aug 15.The health authorities and the state administration of Maharastra who have been under severe criticism for their inadequate handling of the Mumbai floods are now under defensive and are controlling the damage already done to their image//. The health authorities have reported fe...

Epidemic Fear In Mumbai Mounting Post-Floods

The death toll in Mumbai following the water borne diseases crossed 55 even as the government played down fears of an epidemic. Most of the 55 dead were from the densely populated city suburbs that were worst affected by // last month's floods. Over 1,000 patients had been admitted to various ...

EcoloBlue Atmospheric Water Generators(AWG) Will Provide Pure Drinking Water Following a Natural Disaster.

... Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and other emergencies can cut off your water supply. EcoloBlue 28 Atmospheric Water Generators provide pure drinking water from the humidity in the ai...

Mercury in Mackenzie River delta dramatically higher than previously believed

...tributor of man-made mercury pollution is coal-fired power production. This summer U of A researchers will return to the Mackenzie region after it floods to study mercury levels in the thousands of lakes in the delta when flooded by the river. Graydon's Mackenzie River research was published in the jour...
Floods in Medical Technology

Advocate Christ Medical Center Using Glue-Like Liquid to Seal Off Brain Aneurysms

...od-filled pouch. If this pouch, or sac, develops in a brain blood vessel and bursts, a patient can sustain a devastating, even lethal, stroke as blood floods the brain tissue, said Dr. Grobelny. Dr. Grobelny is a neurointerventionalist, namely a physician specializing in minimally invasive, endovascular n...
Floods in Biological News

Impact of floods on soils

MADISON, WI, APRIL 7, 2009 -- A recent study conducted in the Midwestern United States examined the effects of harsh wet conditions on both cultivated and uncultivated soils, vastly advancing the knowledge of water's effects on aggregation. Soil aggregation is an important soil attribute that is r...

Impact of floods on soils

MADISON, WI, APRIL 7, 2009 -- A recent study conducted in the Midwestern United States examined the effects of harsh wet conditions on both cultivated and uncultivated soils, vastly advancing the knowledge of water's effects on aggregation. Soil aggregation is an important soil attribute that is r...

Ecologist finds dire devastation of snake species following floods of '93, '95

In science, its best to be good, but sometimes its better to be lucky. Ecologist Owen Sexton, professor emeritus of biology at Washington University in St. Louis, had just completed a census of snakes at a conservation preserve northwest of St. Louis, when the great flood of 1993 deluged the ar...

Sequence matters in droughts and floods

When extremes of drought and flood come in rapid succession, the extent of damage to vegetation may depend in part on the sequence of those events, according to a new study published in The American Naturalist . The study, which focused on tree species common to the Everglades in Florida, fou...

Hurricane Katrina: Phone home

... able to accurately estimate the size of impending floods before they struck. This was demonstrated in post-analysis of two case-studies of floods in the Judean Desert in Israel, where cell phone towers - and flash floods - are abundant. Using real data measurements c...

Climate change could drive vast human migrations

...tury, people may be fleeing rising seas, droughts, floods and other effects of changing climate, in migratio...and intensity of natural hazards such as cyclones, floods and droughts. Rains in parts of Mexico and Centra... heavily irrigated farmlands of Asia by increasing floods and decreasing long-term water supplies. The glaci...

Next-generation software system for flood warning and risk analysis to be developed

...e to 3.5 billion over the next few years (Association of British Insurers). floods that took place in China over the past decade were ranked the worst among recorded floods worldwide in terms of human fatalities and economic losses (Munich Re-Insur...

Scientists aim to bring indigenous people into climate change monitoring and policy

...cial issue. "Indigenous and traditional people are on the frontline of climate change, experiencing unprecedented heat, melting icecaps, droughts, floods and threatened natural resources," said Jan Salick, principal editor of the special volume and an ecological ethnobotanist specializing on Tibetan and...

Measuring snow with a bucket, a windmill, and the sun?

...lping to save lives. What led to this energy-efficient ingenuity was the need to help the National Weather Service forecast and predict the risk of floods from spring snowmelt. The problem was this: While the USGS has about 15 snowmelt measurement sites in Maine, they also needed a way to measure snow...

Research to secure a safe water supply

..., 22 March aims to raise public awareness of the increasing scarcity of clean drinking water on our planet. In a densely populated world, droughts and floods are causing more damage than ever before. Helmholtz scientists in the research field Earth and Environment are working on solutions to precisely th...
Floods in Biological Technology

On the boil: New nano technique significantly boosts boiling efficiency

...e cavity on the metal surface of a vessel, and vapor pressure forces the bubble to the top of the vessel. As this bubble nucleation takes place, water floods the microscale cavity, which in turn prevents any further nucleation from occurring at that specific site. Koratkar and his team found that by dep...

CEO Addresses Fort Worth Business Leaders About Developing Pandemic and Business Continuity Plans

...ose anticipated with traditional emergency preparedness plans. "While businesses are all too familiar with preparing for potential disasters such as floods or tornadoes," according to Abercrombie, "local businesses also need to look at the special challenges posed by the potential of a public health crisi...

Credit-card-sized platform for volatile compound analysis CAREER project goal

...o could be effective in saving lives during crises. Emergency workers, for instance, could easily carry GC Matrix instruments into areas devastated by floods to test water for toxic chemicals, and soldiers on the battlefield could test the air within seconds for signs of chemical warfare agents. Every CA...

Greeks get space-based help in wake of deadly fires

...ased operational services for rapid mapping of major disasters as well as other geo-information services to support risk management of hazards such as floods and forest fires. The Risk EOS service network and its Greek partner, National Observatory of Athens (NOA), are now working closely with Greek auth...

UniCare Unveils Community Resource Center in Topeka to Serve Medicaid Enrollees

...oundation will donate $20,000 to the American Red Cross and flood victims to assist in clean-up and restoration efforts in response to the devastating floods that affected thousands of families in Kansas. The WellPoint Foundation is the charitable giving arm of WellPoint, Inc., the parent company of UniCare...

The black hole of corporate branding

...inking the projects? Should we stop attracting customers? To get the attention of new customers is now the hardest, so should we blame them or the floods of junky ad messages climbing on each other? Customers are now like quiet nocturnal creepers; they go hunting in the silence of the night in the cyber...
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