Content tagged "flooding"

Protect Yourself and Your Family from Fire Ants in a Flood

Tremendous amounts of rain can fall over a short period of time resulting in flooding of low-lying areas. With this flooding comes the problem of various...

Frequently Asked Questions About Flooded Gardens and Lawns

To remove water from a flooded garden it is best to divert the water and if necessary, pump out excess water. However, this will not reverse damage caused by...

How do urban trees reduce flooding?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Floods can occur anywhere, but urban areas experience increased frequency and severity of flooding events. This is a result of the high percentage...

4 Places to Find Flood Forecast Maps

Floods Updated: September 09, 2015

There are a number of websites available to help you determine and monitor potential flooding in your area. The following websites allow users to monitor...

Flooding: The Big Picture

Experiencing a flooding event is always difficult but having a broader understanding of what is happening around you can help you through the process....

7 Ways to Use Social Media Before, During, and After a Flood

The same social media sites that you use in your daily life to share and connect with friends can become a lifeline before, during, or after a flood....

Kenneth Hellevang

Floods Updated: June 14, 2014

 Kenneth Hellevang, Ph. D., Professor, Professional EngineerKen has a Ph. D. degree in engineering, is a registered professional engineer, and has obtained...

Fire Ant Habitat and Food Sources

Imported Fire Ants Updated: May 07, 2014

Imported fire ants, Solenopsis invicta and Solenopsis richteri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), are social insects that usually produce hills or mounds in open...

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