Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Donation for Havasupai flood damage; Web site of flood videos

The Havasupai Tribe announced a $1 million donation that will allow them to build an early warning system for floods and repair damage from the August flood that devastated their Grand Canyon home.

The donation is from the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians which is based in San Bernardino County, California.

The funds will be used to:
  • Rebuild infrastructure, including bridges and trails
  • Install early warning system
  • Update emergency response plan
  • Provide emergency assistance to Tribe members who lost their jobs as a result of the flood
  • Prepare tourism materials to revive their economy
There is a Web site I just found that has compiled 11 videos of the flood, plus links to numerous first-person accounts, photo albums, and news stories. There are lots here that I haven't seen before -

1 comment:

  1. The National Weather Service has created a new way to help coastal decision makers better project damage from coastal flooding through an experimental forecast technique they’re calling the “Coastal Flood Nomogram”. Unlike some other models which rely solely on predicted damage from still water, the Coastal Flood Nomogram considers the combined effects of storm tides and large, breaking waves