Flood Fighting


DisasterMap.net’s Analysis of the National Levee Database and 2010 Census

Introduction Our nation depends on levees and floodwalls to protect our communities, our homes, and our vital economic assets. America has nearly 15,000 floodwalls and almost 22,000 levees, according to our interpretation of a database maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. These structures protect over 85,000 sq. miles that include 1,800 named Census places…


Pensacola, Florida, and Mobile, Alabama, Swamped by Flash Flooding; One Dead ~John Erdman, The Weather Channel

I swear, wake up from covering 2 straight days and nights of incredible Heavy Weather tornadoes and see Pensacola underwater! So of course we checked in with our partners at The Weather Channel and Dr. Jeff Masters, Weather Underground. ~Bruce Biles Torrential rain from a pair of thunderstorm clusters triggered major flash flooding along parts…


Greybull Levee performs as designed, reducing risks from ice jam flooding in Wyoming ~Eileen Williamson, DVIDS

GREYBULL, Wyo. – As a series of ice jams moving along the Bighorn River near Worland, Wyo., caused river stages to rise, the state of Wyoming requested technical assistance on March 7 from the Omaha District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The state cited concerns related to protecting critical infrastructure including a levee, tower and…