Category Archives: Flood Protection

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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Aging Dams Pose Threat Nationwide

By Donna Conneely During the 1950's and 60's the U.S. enjoyed a period of massive federal investment in the nation's infrastructure. Bridges, roads, railways, and other transportation and energy-related systems were built or improved, and as a side benefit this investment created tens of thousands of jobs. The large expenditures on infrastructure, although difficult at…
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Miami Declares Climate Change Emergency

By Donna Conneely The city of Miami-Dade has now joined its close neighbor, Miami Beach, in declaring a climate change state of emergency. In recent years, a dramatic increase in the frequency and duration of ‘sunny day floods' has meant that flooding can appear suddenly, without warning, and in the absence of storms or king…
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NFIP Announces Reprieve for Policy Holders

By Donna Conneely Property owners who need flood insurance have just been handed a one-year reprieve that comes with good news and bad news. The good news is that the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) will remain unchanged for one more year, giving those who need this insurance protection a chance to enjoy a little…
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