Mitigation


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…


Storm-Proofing New York Could Make Apartments More Expensive @NextCityOrg

We’ve experienced this flood insurance / storm-mitigation nightmare first hand in New Orleans and all along the Gulf of Mexico. No longer a credo of “Cost of Doing Business”, we are faced with the inevitable “Cost of Living” here.  Everyone pays from owner to renter, business to private sector, local to national. This only speaks…


Study: Millions of US Homes at Very High Risk from Natural Disasters ~Jim Randle, Voice of America

A new analysis shows that 10.6 million U.S. homes are at very high risk of damage from hurricanes, tornados, or earthquakes. That works out to about eight percent of the 131 million housing units in the United States. The study by RealtyTrac shows that about 3 percent of homes are at very low risk of…