Category Archives: Flooding

Flooding in the Midwest

NASA has provided us with a couple of images that speak volumes about the extent of the flooding in the midwest, particularly where the Mississippi River joins the Ohio.  Take a look here:  http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=50475&src=eorss-iotd on their Earth Observatory site.  The article … Continue reading

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New Salvage and Recovery Site from NLM

An announcement from NLM: The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world’s largest medical library and a component of the National Institutes of Health, announces a new Web site, “Emergency Preparedness and Response: How to Safely Stabilize Library Collections in … Continue reading

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Flooding at the Ferndale Public Library

On Thanksgiving Day, flooding occurred at the Ferndale Public Library (Michigan) when the library’s rainwater treatment system malfunctioned. The library is currently closed and is hoping to open again in February. Click on this URL, http://www.ferndale.lib.mi.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=103, for a very nice … Continue reading

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Update: Cedar Rapids Public Library Flooding (2008)

Back in June 2008, five feet of water rushed into the Cedar Rapids Public Library from the nearby Cedar River. Two-thirds of the library’s collection was lost and the remaining materials were relocated to another temporary site. Plans for a … Continue reading

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