storm surges

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…

Global Warming Wake Up Call for U.S. Gulf, Atlantic Coasts

Global Warming Wake Up Call for U.S. Gulf, Atlantic Coasts

WASHINGTON, DC, August 26, 2008 (ENS) – “The big picture is that global warming is putting hurricanes on steroids,” declared climate scientist Dr. Amanda Staudt of the National Wildlife Federation, one of the country’s largest conservation groups. Windspeeds could increase 13 percent and rainfall could increase 31 percent, Staudt warned at the launch of her…

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…