Category Archives: Flood Protection

Flood Protection for Hospitals

By Donna Conneely When a community suffers a flooding emergency, there are often injured people who need immediate medical assistance. But what happens if the nearest hospital is also affected by the flood? What if the hospital itself is flooded? Hospitals present numerous challenges as far as flood protection. Because the patient areas must be…
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2020 Hurricane Season Smashes Records

By Donna Conneely The year 2020 was truly an annus horribilis for many, many reasons. It was the year that brought a global pandemic with its attendant economic and mental health crises, record-breaking fires in Australia and the western US, painful racial justice reckoning, a traumatic election year in the US, an exacerbation of climate-related…
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Eta Floods Florida After Very Wet ‘Dry Season’

By Donna Conneely By the time Hurricane Eta arrived in South Florida, the stage was set for a flooding disaster. Although the fall season generally ushers in dry, hot weather, this year has been an anomaly. Unlike the rest of the United States, Florida has two seasons: the wet season and the dry season —…
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Storm Surge 101

By Donna Conneely We have mentioned the phenomenon of storm surge many times in this blog series, and now storm surge is again in the news with the arrival of hurricane after hurricane during this record-setting year. But what exactly is storm surge, and why is it so dangerous? The simplest explanation is that storm…
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