Mississippi


Severe Weather, March 2016: Rapid Event Summary

Flash flooding across most of Louisiana along with parts of Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. I-10 at Louisiana-Texas state line reopens after 60 hour closure.   6 fatalities reported and 2 people missing  Over 5,000 people rescued from flood waters including swift water rescues Estimated 18,000 homes suffer some degree of flood damage, consisting of 11,000 in Louisiana,…


Rescuing farmland after a flood @physorg_com

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…


Review of NOLA.com Hurricane Hotel Tracker @neworleanstech

By the time I finally reached friends in Memphis, 2 weeks after Hurricane Katrina, as Rita bore down on Louisiana, over 3 million people had landed in or passed through the city. 4 states worth of evacuees had flat worn out basic services and hotel rooms were fast and furious or non-existent.  This is why…