.@NOLAnews New Orleans area hurricane levee designs should be reanalyzed by 2018, Corps of Engineers says ~Mark Schleifstein

Posted on January 17, 2015 By

As with our last post, we continue to cover the follow-through by our US Army Corps of Engineers with our nation’s disaster infrastructure. The Corps is a time machine, to wit: what they do, the things they build effect everyone in this nation drastically, symbiotically over short and long periods of time. There when the…


Rescuing farmland after a flood @physorg_com

Posted on January 14, 2015 By

We followed this flood event as keenly as anyone else with a stake in it, watching the two largest river systems, the MS & MO, unload¬† on the Upper MS River in 2011.¬† I found it amazing how those levees were designed to be blown or overtopped should just such a scenario arise. What forethought…


The risks of a big man-made IT disaster are on the rise ~Patrick Thibodeau, @DCgov @Computerworld

Posted on January 13, 2015 By

IT disaster is a million pound gorilla in most peoples view of Disaster Mitigation. I can tell you why. After hurricane Katrina knocked out cell phones within a 200 mile radius of New Orleans, then Hurricane Rita finished the job on Entergy’s entire electrical grid spanning Louisiana, Arkansas, Southern MS. Really, people do not realize…