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Flood Alert Tool Enabled Life-Saving Surgery During Ike

Article: 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…

Houston Built on Shaky Ground

Article: Houston Built on Shaky Ground

HOUSTON, Texas, April 27, 2008 (ENS) – The ground moving beneath Houstonians’ feet is not felt at the magnitude of recent earthquakes in San Antonio and Illinois, but it is shifting nonetheless, say geologists at the University of Houston. They warn that the shaky ground beneath the city could mean trouble for buildings, roads and…