This Past Week In WaterTank News
Lessons Learned From Katrina ♦ New York's Giant Inflatable Plugs ♦ North Carolina Will Be Shaped By Storms ♦ Our Vulnerable Energy Grid ♦ 1.9 million U.S. Homes Could Be Under Water ♦ A Dangerous Confluence On The California Coast ♦ Group To Get Grant To Build Oyster Reefs ♦ New Jersey Legislators Seek Doubling of Shore Protection Fund ♦ FEMA Proposes Rule To Move Construction To Higher Ground
ALJAZEERA - In 2005, Hurricane Katrina claimed 1,800 lives, leaving 80 percent of New Orleans devastated and under water. Only one line of defense, the levee, failed the city.
Business Insider - As climate change escalates, cities around the world become increasingly at risk for flooding.
WRAL.COM - Twenty years ago, Hurricane Fran forced sudden, dramatic change upon the North Carolina coast and the Triangle.
Our Energy Grid Is Incredibly Vulnerable - August 24
Slate - When I dream about Hurricane Katrina (and I still do), it always starts with the refrigerators.
The Washington Post - The real estate data firm Zillow recently published a research analysis that estimated rising sea levels could leave nearly 2 million U.S. homes inundated by 2100, a fate that would displace millions of people and result in property losses in the hundreds of billions of dollars.
The Los Angeles Times - Bob Guza has the best job in California.
Group To Get Grant To Build Oyster Reefs - August 23
Coastal Review Online - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has given preliminary approval to a $1.3 million grant to the N.C. Coastal Federation for oyster restoration in Pamlico Sound, boosting the organization’s multi-decade efforts to turn the state into what founder and executive director Todd Miller believes can be “the Napa Valley” of oysters.
Breaking News - Legislation to double state funding for beach replenishment and construction and maintenance of bulkheads, jetties, and seawalls was approved last week by the Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee.
Nasdaq - The Federal Emergency Management Agency proposed regulations Monday that would require companies and homeowners using federal funds on construction projects in flood-prone areas to build on higher ground—2 feet higher, in many cases.