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Watch: Flash flood appears in middle of desert

Watch: Flash flood appears in middle of desert | Flood risk | Scoop.it
Footage has emerged showing flash floodwater flowing through a desert in Quetta, Pakistan during a military exercise last month.
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UK flooding: cost of damage to top £5bn but many homes and businesses underinsured

UK flooding: cost of damage to top £5bn but many homes and businesses underinsured | Flood risk | Scoop.it

Flooding in the North of England continues to take its toll on local residents
and businesses

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Around £3.5 billion uninsured damage costs to be found.

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Flood Waters Rip Through Cannes

At least 13 people are dead following flooding caused by torrential rain in France's Alpes-Maritimes region. The region, which lies on the Mediterranean coast ...
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Tragedy unfolds in France - 2 months' worth of rain in 2 hours. Extreme events must be included in our planning.

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Flood zones could expand, raising costs for some Coloradans - U.S. News & World Report

Flood zones could expand, raising costs for some Coloradans - U.S. News & World Report | Flood risk | Scoop.it
DENVER (AP) — New research shows floods like the one that ransacked northern Colorado in 2013 might be more common than previously thought.
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Shows the importance of continually improving data in flood models.

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Floods in China cause $18 bn economic losses | Business Insurance

Floods in China cause $18 bn economic losses | Business Insurance | Flood risk | Scoop.it
RT @CKGSearch: #Insurance Floods in China cause $18 bn economic losses http://t.co/98Fgq6C9OD
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H1 global insured catastrophe losses 56% below 10-year average: Munich Re - Artemis.bm (blog)

Global insurance industry catastrophe losses for the first-half of 2015 are some 56% less than the 10-year average ($27 billion) at $12 billion, and insured
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Statistics relating to recent catastrophes highlight the gap between developed and developing nations in the face of natural disasters.

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John Stossel - No Insurance for Flood Foolishness

Jimi Grande (NAMIC Senior VP of Federal Affairs) attempts to defend flood insurance. http://www.LibertyPen.com.
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Jimi Grande says Congressmen put good politics ahead of good policies. Interesting debate: get rid of government flood insurance scheme versus improve it.

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World Bank promises $50mn for flood-ravaged Malawi - World Bulletin

World Bank promises $50mn for flood-ravaged Malawi - World Bulletin | Flood risk | Scoop.it
The money will be used in rebuilding damaged roads, bridges, schools and houses that were washed away by the floods.
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 $81 million in disaster relief aid . Over half of the requested $81 million in disaster relief aid to be provided by the World Bank.

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A New Flood Standard for Federal Investments Will Help Communities Weather ... - The White House (blog)

A New Flood Standard for Federal Investments Will Help Communities Weather ... - The White House (blog) | Flood risk | Scoop.it
The White House is releasing a new flood risk management standard for new and rebuilt federally funded structures in and around floodplains.
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Good to see money being put towards better flood resilience.

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Three years after Irene, Cranford officials say catastrophic flood could ... - The Star-Ledger

Three years after Irene, Cranford officials say catastrophic flood could ... - The Star-Ledger | Flood risk | Scoop.it
Three years after Irene, Cranford officials say catastrophic flood could ...
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CRANFORD – On Aug.
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Elevate your house or move! Is that an option that all home owners at risk of flooding might soon have to face?

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Carolina Beach To Seek FEMA Grant To Elevate 10 Homes - Island Gazette

Carolina Beach To Seek FEMA Grant To Elevate 10 Homes - Island Gazette | Flood risk | Scoop.it
Carolina Beach To Seek FEMA Grant To Elevate 10 Homes Island Gazette Elevation above Base Flood Elevation (BFE) to current coastal construction standards would virtually eliminate flood losses for these structures during any storm other than a...
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Lift up your house and keep dry

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Insurers consider likelihood of catastrophic storm in the Pearl River Delta - South China Morning Post

Insurers consider likelihood of catastrophic storm in the Pearl River Delta - South China Morning Post | Flood risk | Scoop.it

The Pearl River Delta is the most flood-prone place on earth, facing multiple catastrophe risks of storm surge, wind storm and river flooding. More...


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New Study Finds No Evidence That Floods Are Getting Worse | NOT ...

New Study Finds No Evidence That Floods Are Getting Worse | NOT ... | Flood risk | Scoop.it
By Paul Homewood Flooding around the world yearly results in significant losses of both life and property; and, therefore, it is a topic that figures highly in the deliberations of nations, cities and individuals.
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Increase in flood losses due more to climate change or to an increase in building in high flood risk areas - or both? What are your views?

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Warmest Winter in 114 Years to Blaze in Summer of Catastrophes

Warmest Winter in 114 Years to Blaze in Summer of Catastrophes | Flood risk | Scoop.it

NEW DELHI:  The hot story of this winter is that it has broken the 114-year-old record of being the warmest winter. Weather experts predict that the summer of 2...

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Record breaking warmth in India takes a wretched toll on Indian farmers and is likely to herald an increase in diseases throughout the population of Delhi.

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Asia-Pacific disaster losses hit half a trillion dollars in 10 years: UN - Artemis.bm (blog)

Asia-Pacific disaster losses hit half a trillion dollars in 10 years: UN - Artemis.bm (blog) | Flood risk | Scoop.it
During the last decade more than 40% of global disasters have occurred in the Asia-Pacific region, affecting over 1.4 billion individuals and causing economic
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California’s Katrina is coming

California’s Katrina is coming | Flood risk | Scoop.it

“ California's long-term lack of rain isn’t what keeps engineers, economists, and state water planners awake at night.”


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Lee Coppack's curator insight, September 1, 2015 4:37 AM

It is the state of the levees that worries engineers.

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71% of insurers see barriers to preparing for Flood Re – EY

71% of insurers see barriers to preparing for Flood Re – EY | Flood risk | Scoop.it
But survey finds industry is “overwhelmingly supportive” of flood insurance scheme

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Lee Coppack's curator insight, September 7, 2015 5:28 AM

The scheme has attracted interest from 100 reinsurers, too. 

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New NASA video on flood prediction - EarthSky

New NASA video on flood prediction - EarthSky | Flood risk | Scoop.it
Predicting flooding is notoriously difficult, but predictions are improving. Timely video in light of James Hansen's prediction this week of catastrophic flooding in New York and other coastal cities before the end of this century.
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Insured losses from disasters below average in 2014 despite record number of ... - The FINANCIAL

Insured losses from disasters below average in 2014 despite record number of ... - The FINANCIAL | Flood risk | Scoop.it
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Homeowners Insurance Not Enough To Cover Flood Damage - WCHS-TV8

Homeowners Insurance Not Enough To Cover Flood Damage - WCHS-TV8 | Flood risk | Scoop.it
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – With the widespread flooding and mudslides, having flood insurance is vital to a quick recovery. Having just homeowners insurance is not enough when it comes to flooding.
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The importance of continually updating flood maps is born out here. We read that 20 percent of all flood claims happen on properties outside of FEMA flood zones. 

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Flood Re: a needlessly expensive tax? - Telegraph.co.uk

Flood Re: a needlessly expensive tax? - Telegraph.co.uk | Flood risk | Scoop.it
A state-backed flood insurer is about to open for business. But some households will be excluded
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The debate continues...

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After Hurricane Sandy, climate scientists and architects explore how to co-exist with rising tides

After Hurricane Sandy, climate scientists and architects explore how to co-exist with rising tides | Flood risk | Scoop.it
After the wind, rain and waves of Hurricane Sandy subsided, many of the modest homes in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City, New Jersey, were filled to their windows with murky water.

Via Paulo Gervasio, Lee Coppack
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The "amphibious suburb" is another great example of managing flood risk by working with nature rather than fighting it off.

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Chilling Map Shows Boston With A 7.5-Foot Coastal Flood - ThinkProgress

Chilling Map Shows Boston With A 7.5-Foot Coastal Flood - ThinkProgress | Flood risk | Scoop.it
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Chilling Map Shows Boston With A 7.5-Foot Coastal Flood
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Flooding from sea level rise is threatening to wash away many of Boston's historical buildings and archaeological sites, according to WGBH News.
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Boston would have been flooded 3 times since Sandy if storms had coincided with high tides...

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NASA Satellite Data Give Early Clues to Flood Danger - Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA Satellite Data Give Early Clues to Flood Danger - Jet Propulsion Laboratory | Flood risk | Scoop.it
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NASA Satellite Data Give Early Clues to Flood Danger
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The flooded confluence of the Nishnabotna and Missouri Rivers in Iowa, June 2011.
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Great technology to help prepare a region for flooding or drought. NASA's Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) twin satellites capture not only water on Earth's surface, but also moisture in soil and in aquifers. 

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FEMA to assess Minnesota flood damage - Minneapolis Star Tribune

FEMA to assess Minnesota flood damage - Minneapolis Star Tribune | Flood risk | Scoop.it
Minneapolis Star Tribune FEMA to assess Minnesota flood damage Minneapolis Star Tribune So, after talking to his neighbors and doing some quick research on flood dikes, Brei, 38, organized a sandbagging operation that filled, hauled and laid about...
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Canada gets it again. Too much water but no showers allowed!

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