Category Archives: Flood Protection

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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2020 Hurricane Season Poised to Break Records

By Donna Conneely At the beginning of June, the 2020 hurricane season was already looking busy, with at least nine major ‘named' storms predicted by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA). As of the middle of August, these nine named storms have already come and gone, and the tenth, Josephine, is forming on the…
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Flooding Disaster in Michigan

By Donna Conneely In late May, the town of Midland, Michigan suffered severe inundation that has been described as a “500-year flooding event”. Although there was no loss of life, the flooding was so extreme and damaging that it dwarfed all other flooding events in living memory. At least 10,000 residents were displaced, and this…
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2020 Hurricane Season Prediction: Look Out!

By Donna Conneely The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially begins on June 1st, and all those who were hoping to be spared extra worry, inconvenience, and expense will most likely be disappointed. As if the year 2020 is not bad enough already, the hurricane season is likely to add to our troubles. As early predictions…
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