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Natural disasters [electronic resource] : floods : a reference handbook / E. Willard Miller, Ruby M. Miller.

By: Miller, E. Willard (Eugene Willard), 1915-.
Contributor(s): Miller, Ruby M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Contemporary world issues: Publisher: Santa Barbara, CA : ABC-CLIO, 2000Description: 1 online resource (xii, 286 p.).ISBN: 1576072894 (electronic bk.); 9781576072899 (electronic bk.); 128072093X; 9781280720932.Subject(s): Floods -- United States | Flood damage prevention -- United States | Flood control -- United States | NATURE -- Natural Disasters | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disasters & Disaster Relief | Electronic books | Natural HazardsGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Natural disasters.DDC classification: 363.34/93/0973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Origin of a Flood -- Flood Prediction -- Flood Warning Systems -- Basic Systems -- Flash Flood Forecasting Techniques -- Flood Control -- Evolution of Flood Control Projects -- Types of Flood Control -- Floodplain Management -- National Program -- National Assessment--Unified National Program for Floodplain Management -- Interagency Floodplain Management Report -- 1993 Midwest Flood Evaluation -- Flood Insurance -- National Flood Insurance -- Implementation of a National Flood Insurance Program -- Community Responsibilities -- Types of Floods -- Cyclonic Storms--Midwest Flood of 1993 -- Dam Breakage--Johnstown Flood of 1889 -- Thunderstorm Flash Floods--Big Thompson Canyon Flash Flood of 1976 -- Hurricane Floods--Susquehanna River Flood of 1972 -- Tsunami Floods--Papua New Guinea Tsunami -- Wind and Tidal Floods--Eastern Coast of England -- Directory of Organizations -- Federal Agencies -- Private Associations -- State Agencies -- Laws and Regulations -- Flood Control Acts -- Flood Prevention -- Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954 -- Flood Insurance -- Federal Flood Insurance Act of 1956 -- National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 -- National Flood Insurance Program Act of 1989 -- National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 -- Disaster Relief -- Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 -- Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1974 -- Other Disaster Relief Acts -- Proclamation: Contribution to American Red Cross for Flood Relief by the President of the United States of America -- Dam Acts.
In: ABC-CLIOSummary: A comprehenisve overview of the phenomenon of flooding, including locations, frequency, flood control, damage and more, along with information about organizations that help flood victims. Included are statistics on US floods from 1903 to 1994 and a summary of relevant laws and regulations.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 117-264) and index.

Origin of a Flood -- Flood Prediction -- Flood Warning Systems -- Basic Systems -- Flash Flood Forecasting Techniques -- Flood Control -- Evolution of Flood Control Projects -- Types of Flood Control -- Floodplain Management -- National Program -- National Assessment--Unified National Program for Floodplain Management -- Interagency Floodplain Management Report -- 1993 Midwest Flood Evaluation -- Flood Insurance -- National Flood Insurance -- Implementation of a National Flood Insurance Program -- Community Responsibilities -- Types of Floods -- Cyclonic Storms--Midwest Flood of 1993 -- Dam Breakage--Johnstown Flood of 1889 -- Thunderstorm Flash Floods--Big Thompson Canyon Flash Flood of 1976 -- Hurricane Floods--Susquehanna River Flood of 1972 -- Tsunami Floods--Papua New Guinea Tsunami -- Wind and Tidal Floods--Eastern Coast of England -- Directory of Organizations -- Federal Agencies -- Private Associations -- State Agencies -- Laws and Regulations -- Flood Control Acts -- Flood Prevention -- Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act of 1954 -- Flood Insurance -- Federal Flood Insurance Act of 1956 -- National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 -- National Flood Insurance Program Act of 1989 -- National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994 -- Disaster Relief -- Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 -- Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act of 1974 -- Other Disaster Relief Acts -- Proclamation: Contribution to American Red Cross for Flood Relief by the President of the United States of America -- Dam Acts.

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A comprehenisve overview of the phenomenon of flooding, including locations, frequency, flood control, damage and more, along with information about organizations that help flood victims. Included are statistics on US floods from 1903 to 1994 and a summary of relevant laws and regulations.

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