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American Lung Association of Upper Midwest Offers Tips on Dealing With Floodwaters

CHICAGO, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest shares the concerns many are feeling about the rising water levels and flooding in several states that we serve. Because flood water damage from this emergency can pose special problems for the thousand...

Red Cross Urges Safety in Wake of Hurricane Ike

... do not run water faucets or flush toilets. Assume that anything touched by floodwaters is contaminated. Wear gloves and wash hands or use antiseptic gel frequently. Disinfect everything floodwaters have touched. For those directly affected by the disaster, registering on...

American Red Cross on the Gulf Coast: Storms Coming and Going

...o another way. If you are caught on a flooded road and waters are rising rapidly around you, get out of the car quickly and move to higher ground. The floodwaters may still be rising and the car could be swept away at any moment. -- Plan your evacuation route. Use local maps and identify alternate evacuation r...

The American Red Cross Urges Safety in States Affected by Flooding

...ive clothing like rubber gloves and boots when cleaning your home. "When in doubt, throw it out": Dispose of food, beverages and medicine exposed to floodwaters and mud, including canned goods, capped bottles and sealed containers. Water may not be safe to drink, clean with, or bathe in after an emergency such...

Allergy expert has advice for flood victims

... St. Louis, June 19, 2008 As if the emotional and financial impact of flood damage isn't bad enough, floodwaters can also bring health problems. H. James Wedner, M.D., professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at Washington Univers...

Wet Weather Heralds the Mosquito Menace

... Wet weather in some parts of the US and Canada heralds the menace of mosquitoes. The month long heavy rains have sent floodwaters rushing through large areas in both the countries . It has also left puddles of standing water all over the place, leading health officials to warn a...

Green Campaigners Concerned About Yamuna's Shrinking Floodplains

...the river is already hemmed in by bunds that have restricted the floodplain. Many lakes and ponds in east Delhi that used to get filled by the river's floodwaters dried up when they were cut off from the river by these bunds and housing or commercial complexes. India had worked on a Rs.10,000 million Yam...

Flooded Oz Town Demands Beer to Quench Thirst

...red a large consignment of beer by boat . The small town of Hinton in the Hunter Valley wine-growing region has been submerged since Sunday in floodwaters that have devastated parts of New South Wales following storms and torrential rains. The township's 400 residents were anxious that the local ...

For West Nile Virus: Prevention Is The Watchword

...ain the epidemic. West Nile virus activity peaks in August and September, according to the U.S.// Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and floodwaters and rain from Hurricane Katrina has heightened concern in many states. The CDC last year reported of 2,749 human cases of WNV, with 900 the serious “n...

233 Dead in Mumbai and Thane due to Water Borne Diseases

... Mumbai, August 15, 2005. The death toll seems to be on constant rise, though the floodwaters seem to be receding in Mumbai and Thane. There were 91 more deaths in the Mumbai and Thane district and now the death toll stands at 233// from lept...
floodwaters in Biological News

Katrina floodwaters not as toxic to humans as previously thought, study says

The floodwaters that inundated New Orleans immediately following Hurricane Katrina were similar in content to the city?s normal storm water and were not as toxic as previously thought, according to a study by researchers at Louisiana State University. Their study, the first peer-reviewed scientific...

Stanford's Woods Institute awards new round of Environmental Venture Projects

...which supplies water to 20 million people and 660,000 acres of irrigated farmland. At the headwaters of the watershed are mountain meadows that buffer floodwaters and store and release groundwater, but over the past 150 years virtually all of the meadows have dried up due to human activities. Using airborne and ...

From genes to farmers' fields

...exactly how Sub1A confers flood tolerance. "Sub1A effectively makes the plant dormant during submergence, allowing it to conserve energy until the floodwaters recede," said Dr. Bailey-Serres. Typically, rice plants will extend the length of their leaves and stem in an attempt to escape submergence. The S...

'Arid aquaculture' among livelihoods promoted to relieve worsening pressure on world's drylands

...nd a co-author of the report. Traditional practices, evolved over time for the capture, storage and efficient use of scarce and variable rainwater, floodwaters and groundwater resources, work well in dryland conditions. Examples include the Roman underground cisterns, traditional garden terracing and irrigat...

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

...ld not be detected. Key to survival" Size. It matters to a snake when floodwaters roar through the environment. The bigger the snake, the better chance for ... and colleagues figured that their data would reflect that. One week before floodwaters spilled into MaraisTemps Clair, they stopped gathering data. The flood w...

UNC computer, marine scientists collaborate to predict flow of toxic waters from Katrina

...cross the country came together to generate information on the contaminated floodwaters and offer it to hazardous materials experts and public health officials. ...at effort by providing rapid-response computing and modeling capability. floodwaters containing organic and chemical pollutants such as sewage and oil still cov...
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