Recovering after Hurricane Florence

According to a report prepared by Governor Roy Cooper, the early damage estimates to North Carolina’s businesses and infrastructure from Hurricane Florence stand at $12.7 billion. The report provides sector-by-sector assessments and discusses available funding sources. Design firms looking to provide services for recovery efforts can access the full report. As noted in the report,... Continue Reading →

Severe floods occurring more frequently

The scale of the recent Louisiana floods have shown that one of the effects of global climate change is increased rain storms that lead to flooding. Experts say that recent floods in multiple states (from Maryland to South Carolina to Louisiana to Texas) that were identified in the media as a once-in-every 500 or 1,000-year... Continue Reading →

El Niño is coming. How will it affect you?

According to the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association), the strongest El Niño on record is expected to drench the southern part of the United States this fall and winter and bring above-normal temperatures to much of the Midwest region, particularly across the northern states. While this may be welcome news for the drought-stricken parts... Continue Reading →

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