August 22, 2014

Manitoba flood cost may top $200 million

Aerial view of the release cut through the Assiniboine River dike in Manitoba.

The record Manitoba floods may end up costing the province around $200 million, says Premier Greg Selinger. “That’s just a guesstimate right now, but we’ve got a lot of work to do to prevent as much damage as possible,” Selinger on Sunday on Canadian Television. The Canadian province has … [Read more...]

Evacuations ordered as Louisiana spillway opens

Many parts of the world are crying out for this kind of water. It is a shame things can't be a bit more balanced, but I suppose that is nature.

Evacuations have been ordered following the opening of floodgates to release pressure on the swollen Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened two floodgates on the Morganza spillway Saturday, for the first time in nearly 40 years, followed by two additional gates on Sunday … [Read more...]