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Agencies Try to Control Flooding in Kentucky and Tennessee

Western Tennessee and Kentucky are still facing flood threats as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Tennessee Valley Authority work to control water levels. The National Weather Service issued a flood advisory for the Cumberland River at Dover through …

Long Beach Getting $13M for Flood Barriers

New York State will spend $13 million on flood barriers for the industrial district of Long Beach, Long Island. The district was badly damaged by Superstorm Sandy. It houses essential infrastructure facilities that include a water treatment plant, storage tower …

University of Iowa to Take Down Flood Barriers

The University of Iowa will soon begin taking down flood barriers surrounding campus buildings. The university announced the decision Friday, saying the threat of further flooding had diminished, according to the Iowa City Press-Citizen. The university is taking bids on …

Bloomberg Proposes $20 Billion NYC Flood Plan After Sandy

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for a $20 billion system of flood barriers to protect low-lying areas from storms almost eight months after Hurricane Sandy devastated the region. In a report released today, the mayor made 250 recommendations, including …

Thailand Property Damage Flood Losses Could Total $3B

Barriers protecting Bangkok from Thailand’s worst floods in half a century held firm Sunday as the government said some water drenching provinces just north of the capital has began receding. That fueled hopes that Bangkok, a city of 9 million, …