Mark Mulligan

Harvey Is A Major Still-Unfolding Disaster

How many Texans wish they had done more in advance?
Monday, August 28, 2017, 2:27 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

What Should I Do?

Surviving the Colorado Floods

A member's account of the disaster and lessons learned
Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 2:40 PM

For the past year, I’ve lived in a valley at 6,500 feet, in a small community of homes tucked in the mountains of northern Colorado, surrounded by national forest. It’s just a fifteen-minute drive down the mountain to Lyons, a surprisingly vibrant town of twenty-five hundred or so that’s now drowning in water and sewage and pieces of people’s homes, and has been since the early hours of Friday, September 13.

I was with some friends at the Distillery in Lyons the night of the floods, but made it back up the mountain before the water tore through town in the middle of the night. It’s now several days later and entire neighborhoods are gone, the water is contaminated with E. coli, the infrastructure is destroyed, the St. Vrain river is now somehow a few hundred yards south of where it was, and most everybody in town is displaced for several months, or permanently. » Read more

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Daily Digest 6/4 - A Gold Myth Exposed, Cicadas Get a Warm Welcome In CT

Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 10:58 AM
  • A Gold Myth Exposed With 7 Simple Figures
  • Groups want cap on Nestlé's water permit during droughts
  • College in Sweden is free but students still have a ton of debt. How can that be?
  • A Tale of Wall Street Excess
  • European Union Backs Down on China Tariffs
  • Lots of Energy, Little Access: Africa and Asia in the Dark
  • Chasing the Storm, but Hoping Not to Catch It
  • Here, Cicadas Get a Warm Welcome
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