Members of New York City’s agencies took part in a special training at the Brooklyn Army Terminal to ensure they’re reading for the hurricane season.Continue reading
Coastal Flood Warning in effect as tiger dams are removed in Volusia County
A Coastal Flood Warning is in effect for the Volusia County Coast until 4 a.m. Wednesday. The high tide of greatest concern will be early Wednesday as tide levels look to be naturally a bit higher then.Continue reading
A Godzilla El Nino Is Still Forecasted, How Will This Impact The Hurricane Season?
In this video we are looking at the very latest on ENSO as newest model guidance shows a “Godzilla El Nino” developing as early as Early Fall 2023. But what does this mean for the Pacific hurricane and the Atlantic hurricane seasons?Continue reading
Fed directs big banks to disclose how they are preparing for climate change risks
The six largest banks in the U.S. have until the end of July to show the impact that climate change could have on their operations, according to details of a pilot program the Federal Reserve unveiled Tuesday.Continue reading
What Happens When All The Glaciers Melt?
Neil deGrasse Tyson explains why freshwater is important for the ocean.Continue reading
What the heck is a ‘tiger dam’ doing in Vancouver? Here’s what that orange thing is for
Vancouver is bracing itself for another king tide.
The last king tide caused floods around Vancouver and even created a small island with floating logs in False Creek. The flooding also submerged several sections of the Stanley Park Seawall and Kitsilano Pool.
City of Midland, Michigan Deploys Tiger Dams
Earlier this week, staff from our Wastewater department performed a trial run on its newest and strangest looking tool in its flood control arsenal: A US Flood Control Tiger Dam! This system is a series of elongated, flexible tubes that are filled with water and joined together to create an impervious barrier that protects areas, assets, and equipment from flood waters.Continue reading
Florida starts pilot program in Volusia County to save damaged dunes
Florida’s emergency management team is getting creative in finding ways to reinforce Volusia’s coastline after the recent storms. Dozens of homes and buildings caved in or were deemed too dangerous for residents after the storm surges caused by Hurricanes Ian and Nicole wiped away their dunes and seawalls.Continue reading
Tiger Dam system to be installed in Daytona Beach Shores for temporary erosion protection
The impact tropical storms Ian and Nicole had on our beaches, particularly in Volusia County, where powerful surf undermined homes, was strong.Continue reading
Beachside segment in Daytona Beach Shores receives Tiger Dam erosion protection
Tropical storms Ian and Nicole not only brought enough rainfall to flood several streets in the Daytona Beach area, they contributed to rising waters on the beachside that shocked residents by eroding the sand, bringing down seawalls and pulling homes into the ocean.Continue reading