Tag Archives: flooding

Duke Ash Spill

Sutton Power Station hit by Hurricane Florence, situation monitored Almost exactly one year ago to the day, we had Duke Energy’s ongoing saga of coal ash plants playing out against the backdrop of a catastrophic hurricane. Last year, the company was battling in court over coal ash practices, while helping its Florida customers recover from […]

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Dark Side Of The Sun

A recent storm in Hawaii reveals the plus-minus of rooftop solar Downpours from Tropical Storm Lane battered Hawaii in late August, and the highly touted solar industry there, recently championed for being one of the first sustainable systems to power an entire state, felt it had dodged a bullet. 13,000 Hawaiian Electric (HECO) customers lost […]

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Hurricane Updates

Unprecedented storm season affecting electricity across the map Texas, Louisiana slowly recovering from Harvey. This weekend will mark a full month since Hurricane Harvey ravaged southeast Texas and parts of western Louisiana. Though the lowlands in those regions are no longer inundated, clean-up is an ongoing and difficult process. Shermco Industries—based in Dallas but with three […]

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HH: Avoiding Fire Ants

Potentially fatal stings can be doubly dangerous after severe flooding Another danger stemming from floodwaters is a threat from fire ants. These pests, already terribly familiar to many industrial workers in the Southeast and Texas regions for their ability to destroy electrical equipment, become especially problematic during a flood as they form their own floating […]

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Venetian Innovation

ABB will install sytem to protect Venice from flooding ABB has committed to an advanced integrated automation and electrical solution for the largest Italian public works project of the last century; an innovative flood barrier system designed to protect Venice, Italy from impending flooding. The company announced the agreement in a press release on April 4. […]

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Safety a Must During Midwest Flood Cleanup

OSHA, Red Cross stress work safety amid daunting rebuild efforts Two weeks later, those of us not living in affected areas have likely forgotten about the destructive wave of tornadoes and floods that hit the Midwest on New Year’s weekend. For many, the return to work and the need to focus on everyday life can push […]

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