Thursday, June 4, 2015

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NOAA facility in Ala. will study threats to nation's water

Michelle Lepianka Carter Don Cline, director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Water Center, talks with, from left, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan, Congresswoman Terri Sewell, and University of Alabama President Judy Bonner on a tour of the newly opened National Water Center on the campus of the University of Alabama.

Tuscaloosa News

Tuscaloosa News

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officially opened its National Water Center at the University of Alabama. The center is the first facility dedicated to improving the nation's ability to manage threats to its water resources and mitigate the impact such threats pose to communities. The facility will have the capability of predicting extreme events up to 30 days in advance.


Georgia seeks dismissal of ‘water wars’ case

WABE Atlanta

The water wars continued this week as Georgia argued in court that Florida’s U.S. Supreme Court case against the state should be dismissed. Florida accuses Georgia of hogging water from the Chattahoochee and Flint rivers, which join at the Florida border to make the Apalachicola River.


FEMA gives Texans more time to assess damage

Texas Tribune

Federal officials are giving Texans more time to assess the damage to their property so they can file insurance claims after the deadly flooding that recently devastated some parts of the state. The Federal Emergency Management Agency granted flood insurance policyholders six more months to file a proof of loss.

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