Floods


How to Set Up and Run a “Map Your Neighborhood” Program

I’ve been interested in doing a “Map Your Neighborhood” program here in New Orleans to be better able to respond to hurricanes and their aftermath.  I think this blogger lives in Washington State and has since ceased blogging here. Along the Gulf Coast many evacuate ahead of major hurricanes. Yet, in New Orleans some will…


Stirring up forgotten lead: Smelters across US at risk from tornadoes, floods, quakes ~Brian Biencowsky, Environmental Health News

This is a pernicious problem here in Louisiana, not only with oil still washing up on our coast from the  BP Oilspill but with abandoned oil and gas wells across the state. ~Bruce Biles As tornado season ramps up and some natural disasters become more common across the United States, storms and floods can bring…


Project READY Hazard Maps: Phillipines ~Rappler

Here are the Phillipines hazard maps released by the READY Project, or the Hazards Mapping and Assessment for Effective Community-Based Disaster Risk Management. The maps cover risks associated with these hazards: Earthquakes Floods Ground ruptures Ground shaking Liquefaction Rain-induced hazards Storm surges Tsunamis Volcanic hazards The first set of maps under the READY project covers…