Topic: Emergency management

National Weather Service Recognizes The University of Texas at Austin as StormReady

Dec. 7, 2011

National Weather Service officials have recognized The University of Texas at Austin as a StormReady University.

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Engineers Find New "Lake," Prompting Emergency Floodwater Release from Falcon Dam

July 19, 2010

The Center for Space Research at The University of Texas at Austin has discovered that a 200-square-mile lake has formed in the Rio Grande Basin of northern Mexico, threatening residents of Starr County and others in the Rio Grande Valley.

Gordon Wells, a research engineer with the center, has been closely monitoring the engineering research center's satellite imagery to anticipate regional flooding. On July 9 he discovered the new "lake," about the same size as the Rio Grande River mainstream reservoir and fishing paradise, Falcon International Reservoir.

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With Hurricane Ike, researchers develop next-generation forecasts to safeguard coastal communities

Nov. 17, 2008

Science at the Center of the Storm: It was Sept. 7, 2008, six days before Hurricane Ike, the third most destructive hurricane in U.S. history, crashed into the Texas coast. Ike had already made landfall in Cuba as a Category 4 hurricane, and in the coming days would gather strength over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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