Natural Disaster


TxDOT Praises Contractors for Emergency Response

The snowstorms and cold weather that gripped Texas in February was not easy for the state, but the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), along with contractors and subcontractors, worked overtime to keep the roads safe and protect motorists....


Atlas Copco Employee-Led Water for All Organization Supports Texas Relief Efforts

Atlas Copco USA's employee-driven Water for All program, in partnership with Can'd Aid, has announced it will provide support to the state of Texas with fresh, clean drinking water. This support responds to the recent ice and snowstorms causing widespread power outages, resulting in resident's inability to obtain heat, water, food and medicine....


Unprecedented Snowstorm Temporarily Shuts Down Lone Star State

The unprecedented snowstorm that saw dangerous amounts of snow and ice blanket the Texas area brought everything to a screeching halt. That included portions of the more than $24 billion worth of construction projects in the Lone Star State, which is a record-breaking dollar amount for current projects across the state at one time, according to the Texas Department of Transportation....


Hawaiian Contractor's Mulching Operation Heats Up

The tropical climate of Maui attracts thousands to the island for vacations, special events, or just to escape the stress of the mainland. But this past summer — the hottest on record for Maui — sparked not only tourists, but a massive wildfire....


Isaias Pummeled Infrastructure in Mid-Atlantic, New England States

Although only rated as a Category 1 hurricane, Isaias was still a deadly and destructive storm after it made landfall in the United States along the southeast coast of North Carolina on Aug. 3. From there, the storm weakened into a Tropical Storm, but still had enough punch left to inflict significant damage as it roared up the East Coast into the Northeast and New England, bringing with it heavy rains and flooding, and power outages affecting millions and destruction from high winds....


Gradall Introduces Storm Recovery Series Models

Gradall Industries Inc. has introduced a storm recovery series collection of machines designed to help municipalities, counties and contractors handle multiple challenges in the wake of hurricanes, tornadoes and other weather disasters....


Protecting Infrastructure From Natural Disasters

Every year, natural disasters threaten infrastructure and human life. The greatest damage (measured in repair dollars) is caused by storms. It is not only the high winds of thunderstorms, but rain and hail that cause the damage....


Oregon Repeals Tsunami-Zone Construction Ban; California Still Has None

NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a tsunami. Experts say it's only a matter of time before a shift in a major fault line off the Oregon coast causes a massive earthquake that generates a tsunami as much as seven stories tall....


Case and Southeastern Equipment Support Team Rubicon Disaster Response to EF4 Tornado in Dayton, Ohio

Case Construction Equipment and Southeastern Equipment supported Team Rubicon in its efforts to help the Dayton, Ohio, community recover from the destruction of the EF4 Tornado that caused extensive damage across multiple swaths of the city....


Disaster Bill Provides $1.6B to FHWA Emergency Relief Program

President Donald Trump signed into law H.R. 2157 – the "Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019" – on June 6 that provides $19.1 billion to cover recovery and other costsassociated with a series of catastrophic disasters that have struck the United States over the past three years....






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