flood levels

Flood Alert Tool Enabled Life-Saving Surgery During Ike

Flood Alert Tool Enabled Life-Saving Surgery During Ike

HOUSTON, Texas, October 2, 2008 (ENS) – The Texas Medical Center in Houston came within inches of being flooded during and after Hurricane Ike, but a long-term collaboration with Rice University calmed fears of the kind of deluge that caused extensive damage during Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. An accurate prediction of flood levels at…

Hurricane Ike Shuts Largest U.S. Biodiesel Refinery

Hurricane Ike Shuts Largest U.S. Biodiesel Refinery

HOUSTON, Texas, September 17, 2008 (ENS) – The nation’s largest biodiesel refinery, located on the Houston Ship Channel, will be shut down for the next six to eight weeks because of damage and loss of power caused by Hurricane Ike, company officials say. The publicly traded owner-operator GreenHunter Energy says damages at its Renewable Fuels…

New York City Storm Surges Depend on Tidal Levels

New York City Storm Surges Depend on Tidal Levels

STONY BROOK, New York, August 24, 2008 (ENS) – A new high-resolution storm surge modeling system developed by scientists at Stony Brook University will better be able to predict flood levels and when flooding will occur in the New York metropolitan area, according to a report in the most recent issue of the “Bulletin of…