Unusually heavy rainfall has caused extensive flooding and loss of life in Peru

Extreme flooding and frequent landslides that occurred this month have forced hundreds from their homes.  An El Niño like condition with warm ocean waters developed near Peru’s coast. This extremely warm water off Peru’s western coast has been blamed for promoting the development of these storms whilst equatorial sea surface temperatures (SSTs) are average elsewhere … More Unusually heavy rainfall has caused extensive flooding and loss of life in Peru

The sandbag is dead! Long live the berm!

With floodwaters continuing to rise in height and frequency, the world is searching for the ultimate in flood protection. Sandbags have always been the first thought at the very mention of the word “flood” images on the television and in newspapers around the world bear witness to the all encompassing flood protection properties of the … More The sandbag is dead! Long live the berm!

In 2016, The US had 19 severe floods, the most in a single year since records began in 1980.

In total, there were 91 weather, climate or geological disasters in the United States in 2016, the second-most on record, Munich RE, a global reinsurance company stated.. This includes severe storms, hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, heat waves and droughts. Across the North American continent, there were 160 natural disasters reported, the most on record. To qualify … More In 2016, The US had 19 severe floods, the most in a single year since records began in 1980.