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Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane’

Contracting opportunities in Texas, Florida may span a decade

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
Contracting Opportunities in Texas and Florida May Last a Decade

Written by Mary Scott Nabers President and CEO, Strategic Partnerships Inc. Hurricanes Harvey and Irma made an indelible mark on the U.S. Gulf Coast. The back-to-back storms ravaged the Texas and Florida coasts in late August and early September and left behind a wide swath of damage and destruction that will take years to restore […]

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Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013
Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Strategy

US DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Introduction Hurricane Sandy made landfall in New Jersey and New York on October 29, 2012. The results were tragic and devastating. The office towers of Lower Manhattan were left powerless and dark. Miles of rail lines were twisted and torn apart. Beach towns from New Jersey to Rhode […]

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Delta Urbanism in New Orleans: Before

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

DESIGN OBSERVER GROUP
Overnight, Hurricane Katrina‚Äôs low barometric pressure and high winds sucked up a dome of gulf water and blew it north and northwestward into the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Louisiana deltaic plain. Shallow coastal depths reverberated the vertically churning water upward, further heightening the dome-shaped, landward-moving surge. Under natural conditions, hundreds of square miles of wetlands would have absorbed or spurned much of the intruding tide. But a century of coastal erosion had cost the region precious impedance, while a labyrinth of man-made navigation, oil, gas and drainage canals served as pathways for the surge to penetrate inland…

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