Tag Archives: flooding

  • Podcast

    Adam Parks: Flood!

    Rebuilding from the recent Sonoma County floods
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, March 28, 2019, 2:15 PM

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    In late February, Sonoma County California experienced intense flooding causing several hundred millions of dollars in damage. Fortunately loss of life was very low relative to the fires that ravaged the same region the year before.

    In this week's podcast, we talk with Adam Parks, whom we've interviewed previously about sourcing and preparing sustainably-raised meat (he operates a meat CSA in Sonoma County). Adam's business in Sebastopol, CA was hit hard by the flooding, and he graciously paused his recovery efforts to give us a play-by-play account of what happened during the disaster and how Sonoma County is recovering from the floods.

    This is a little different from our usual fare, but is an instructive reminder that disasters strike without warning, and that when they do, most people and businesses are caught completely unawares.

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  • Podcast

    Matthew Stein: When Disaster Strikes

    Urgent advice on pre- & post-emergency steps to take
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, September 10, 2017, 3:58 AM

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    To make sense of which steps are most important to take soonest when preparing for a major disaster, we've invited Matthew Stein back on the program.

    Mat is a design engineer, green builder, and author of the two bestselling books: When Disaster Strikes: A Comprehensive Guide to Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival (Chelsea Green 2011), and When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency (Chelsea Green 2008).

    On this week's podcast, Mat details his recommended steps for those facing imminent threat of crisis (Hurricane Irma), those with more time to prepare for one (Hurricane Jose), and those dealing with the aftermath of disaster (Hurricane Harvey).

     

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    Off The Cuff: Quantifiying The Impact Of Hurricane Harvey

    Likely the most costly US storm -- ever
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, August 31, 2017, 11:32 PM

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    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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  • Blog
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    Harvey Is A Major Still-Unfolding Disaster

    How many Texans wish they had done more in advance?
    by Chris Martenson

    Monday, August 28, 2017, 6:27 PM

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    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.

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  • What Should I Do?
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    Surviving the Colorado Floods

    A member's account of the disaster and lessons learned
    by Latersbrau

    Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 6:40 PM

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    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.

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