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Posts Tagged ‘Flood’

Austin, TX: Road Flooding Time Lapse

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

A time lapse of a low water crossing at Old Spicewood Springs Rd. May 23rd – 25th.

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TxDOT Secretary Joe Weber: A Safety Message for all Texans

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

TxDOT Executive Director LtGen Joe Weber, USMC (Ret) delivers an important safety message for all Texans during severe weather. Never try to cross a road covered with water and turn around, don’t drown.

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Nevada: Flood in the Desert

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

After flooding near Las Vegas closed Interstate 15, crews were able to re-open the flood-ravaged interstate in just four days. Here’s the story:
On Sept. 8, 2014, remnants of Tropical Storm Norbert dumped nearly six inches of rain in the Moapa/Glendale area north of Las Vegas—more than the area typically receives in an entire year.

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Video: Rebuilding Colorado After the 2013 Flood

Friday, September 19th, 2014

The floods of 2013 left Colorado’s road network in shambles, but by uniting toward a common goal, the state rebuilt its infrastructure to be even better, even more resilient, than before. This inspiring video traces the path of the Colorado Department of Transportation as it worked with citizens and stakeholder groups to get Colorado moving again.

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Loveland, CO: Big Thompson River Diversion

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

As a direct result of the flood’s damage, eroding river banks were getting closer to the area’s 48-inch water transmission line, which was the last pipe of three main lines that bring treated water to the town. It was determined that the best solution would be to force the river water away from the pipe. Something drastic had to be done, so it was decided to bring in trees to lie across the channel to create a dam to divert the river. ”
-Amber Wilson, DrinkTap.org

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State of Washington: Mudslide on SR 20

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

On August 11, 2013 a severe rainstorm swept through the Cascades causing eight different mudslides to cover the roadway. This particular slide, on milepost 154, is the smallest of the eight. Crews up there said one minute a lane was open and within minutes the roadway was impassible.

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Fargo, ND: 2013 Flood Operations Begin

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

The first North Dakota National Guard members to assist in 2013 flood operations began duty on April 22, 2013, in Fargo. Nearly 80 National Guard members have joined Fargo’s flood operations mission since early Monday. Guard members are managing traffic control points to facilitate movement of trucks hauling clay and sandbags for levee construction. Capt. […]

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Detecting Flood Risks in Levees

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Two University of Mississippi professors have discovered that chemical differentiations in waters from the sand boils, formed from seepage along levees, may help identify which levee locations are at higher risk of failure. Video produced by Mary Stanton. Additional video provided by Gregg Davidson.
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Sandy Aftermath: Did Our Infrastructure Pass the Test?

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

The worst is over from Hurricane Sandy, but now repairs and cleanup must begin. Take a look at the videos below to see how some of our infrastructure held up against Sandy.

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Flooding in St. George, Utah

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Flooding of the Magaguadavic River over Riverview Ave. It looks pretty impassable but a few brave trucks were daring their way though the water.
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