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Off The Cuff: Quantifiying The Impact Of Hurricane Harvey

Likely the most costly US storm -- ever
Thursday, August 31, 2017, 6:32 PM

In this week's Off The Cuff podcast, Chris and Charles Hugh Smith discuss:

  • The Danger Has Not Yet Passed
    • Levee spillovers and other risks are still in play
  • The Impact On The Oil/Gasoline Market
    • Will be much larger than folks were originally expecting
  • The Costs To Rebuild Will Be Massive
    • Harvey will likely be the US' most expensive storm to-date
  • How To Prepare For Similar Disasters In The Future
    • Take action early. Don't lose urgency once the sun comes out

In the midst of his hour-by-hour analysis of the situation in the Gulf in the aftermath of Harvey, Chris takes time to talk with Charles Hugh Smith about the repercussions of this mega-storm, both short and long-term.

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Mark Mulligan

Harvey Is A Major Still-Unfolding Disaster

How many Texans wish they had done more in advance?
Monday, August 28, 2017, 1:27 PM

Superstorm Harvey continues to wreak epic damage to Texas, particularly Houston.

But it’s not the wind, it’s the rain. Epic, record-breaking, unbelievable amounts of rain.

It’s entirely possible that the entire region will not get back ‘to normal’ for months, if not years. » Read more

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sputnik international

Expert: What You Need To Know About The Oroville Dam Crisis

And why our entire national dam system is as vulnerable
Monday, February 13, 2017, 8:06 PM

To make sense of the fast-developing situation at California's Oroville Dam, Chris spoke today with Scott Cahill, an expert with 40 years of experience on large construction and development projects on hundreds of dams, many of them earthen embankment ones like the dam at Oroville. Scott has authored numerous white papers on dam management, he's a FEMA trainer for dam safety, and is the current owner of Watershed Services of Ohio which specializes in dam projects across the eastern US. Suffice it to say, he knows his "dam" stuff. » Read more

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Satellite view of the enormous cloud field associated with Hurricane Sandy on Thursday morning. (NASA)

Hurricane Preparedness

Get ready now
Friday, October 26, 2012, 6:36 PM

A list of steps and resources for hurricane preparedness for before, during, and after a hurricane event.  Get prepared now.

http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes