Scientists Develop Tool Which Can Predict Coastal Erosion and Recovery in Extreme Storms

The damage caused to beaches by extreme storms on exposed energetic coastlines and the rate at which they recover can now be accurately predicted thanks to new research led by the University of Plymouth. Working with the University of New South Wales, scientists have developed a computer model which uses past wave observations and beach … More Scientists Develop Tool Which Can Predict Coastal Erosion and Recovery in Extreme Storms

Hundreds Evacuated in Northern Italy Floods

Severe weather including snow, rain and freezing temperatures has affected much of Italy since Monday 11 December, causing The River Enza in the town of own of Lentigione, Italy, to burst its banks on Tuesday 12 December, forcing hundreds of residents to evacuate. Two of the worst hit areas were the towns of Lentigione and Brescello, in … More Hundreds Evacuated in Northern Italy Floods

NATO Allies and Partners Help Albania Cope With Flood Disaster

NATO Allies and partners began this week helping Albania cope with the most severe rainfalls ever recorded in the country. Albania requested assistance from the NATO’s Euro Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) on 4 December, following the onset of heavy rainfalls in central and southern parts of the country. According to the Albanian authorities, … More NATO Allies and Partners Help Albania Cope With Flood Disaster

‘The Disaster is Biblical’: Athens Floods Kill 15 After ‘Unprecedented’ Storm

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras declared a state of mourning after a freak overnight downpour with the force of a “waterfall” flooded three towns near Athens, killing at least 15 people. “At this time, declaring a state of national mourning over this great tragedy is the least we can do,” Tsipras said in a televised … More ‘The Disaster is Biblical’: Athens Floods Kill 15 After ‘Unprecedented’ Storm

Port Broughton in South Australia, Shores Up its Flood Defences, using DefenCell

A product originally designed to provide protection to military bases in the Middle East is about to defend parts of the foreshore at Port Broughton, South Australia. Andrew Cole, CEO of District Council of Barunga West, sought a coastal protection solution after two storms created damage last year.  Currently there are several coastal protection projects … More Port Broughton in South Australia, Shores Up its Flood Defences, using DefenCell

South Africa to Remain Cautious Following Heavy Rain

The Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) on Wednesday urged South Africans to be cautious and vigilant following recent heavy winds rainfalls. “Government will continue to endeavour doing everything possible to assist communities, but we urge everyone to be extremely vigilant, especially in the coming days and beyond amid the heavy rains still … More South Africa to Remain Cautious Following Heavy Rain

NASA Commercialized Technology Assists Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

NASA commercialized technology enabled vital bird’s eye views of the Houston disaster areas left in the wake of Hurricane Harvey that helped first in the search and rescue mission and then in damage assessment. The unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) detect and avoid technology (DAA) developed and flight tested at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in … More NASA Commercialized Technology Assists Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts

FEMA Encourages Residents & Visitors in Hurricanes’ Paths to Prepare Now

WASHINGTON – As Hurricane Maria advances toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and Hurricane Jose approaches the northeastern United States, residents and visitors in potentially affected areas should review their preparations. Always remember, listen to the instructions of state, tribal, territorial, commonwealth, and local officials. As we continue response and recovery operations following Hurricanes Harvey … More FEMA Encourages Residents & Visitors in Hurricanes’ Paths to Prepare Now

J&S Franklin Launch DefenCell Arch at DSEI 17

J&S Franklin have launched DefenCell Arch modular infrastructure protection system at DSEI 17 at ExCel, London. UK J&S Franklin will be exhibiting at DSEI 17, ExCel, London, UK 12th to 15th September Stand No: N9-184   DefenCell Arch is a new lightweight infrastructure protection system which combines the proven modular Arch construction products with the DefenCell MAC … More J&S Franklin Launch DefenCell Arch at DSEI 17

Tropical Storm Irma to Strengthen and Track Across Atlantic This Week

While the Gulf Coast continues to deal with the devastating impacts of Harvey, emergency managers in the United States have another tropical threat to monitor by the name of Irma. Far across the Atlantic, just west of the Cabo Verde Islands, an area of thunderstorms has developed enough circulation to gather tropical storm status and … More Tropical Storm Irma to Strengthen and Track Across Atlantic This Week