NASDAQ: GLOI), a leading provider of domestic and international risk management services, today announced that its Crisis Management and Preparedness Services unit, James Lee Witt Associates (JLWA), has been chosen by the State of Oregon to provide public assistance and hazard mitigation assistance as a result of the recent severe coastal storms
Coastal communities and their ecosystems are threatened by rising seas and coastal flooding that take away land, alter habitats, and make people, homes and businesses more vulnerable to coastal storms
Under the program, Menlo also would manage the distribution of relief supplies to storm shelters throughout the City in response to a large coastal storm
Looming on the horizon is a coastal storm
predicted by the National Weather Service that could start Wednesday as snow in the hilly areas of Central Massachusetts, before turning into a windswept, heavy rain that could deliver at least 2 inches.
A much-anticipated coastal storm
that prompted warnings throughout the state packed less punch Thursday than originally feared.
Sharon Tirpak, a project manager with the USACE Galveston District, said, "This study is looking at options to provide coastal storm
surge protection to Jefferson and Orange counties.
Collaborating with federal, non-federal, state and local partners, the Corps completed the North Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study (Comprehensive Study) this year, a report that developed a universal Coastal Storm
Risk Management Framework that identified a set of structural, non-structural natural, nature-based, and programmatic measures to manage flood risk and promote resilience for approximately 31,000 miles of coastline, from New Hampshire to Virginia.
Sandy, and Irene last year, caused fatalities, injuries, and tremendous destruction from coastal storm
surge, heavy rainfall, inland flooding, and wind," says NOAA.
The EMOLS application helps citizens locate, via the Web, a variety of emergency services including, but not limited to, hurricane evacuation information, coastal storm
emergency shelters, and cooling center information.
To date, the Corps has completed repairs on dozens of Sandy-damaged navigation channels and structures, has completed restoration of 17 engineered beach projects along the coast, and is actively working over 100 other projects to reduce the risk of future coastal storm
Hurricane-force winds, 2 to 4 feet of snow and a coastal storm
surge 16 feet above normal caused death and destruction not seen since the Great Hurricane of 1938.
WHAT: Los Angeles County Department of Public Works announces rollout of five coastal storm
drain low-flow diversion projects -- located in the cities of Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Santa Monica and Los Angeles -- that collectively have the capacity to divert more than 1 million gallons of polluted water from entering the Pacific Ocean per week.