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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Like Rust, Water ALWAYS Wins: Flash floods in Cornwall, and the real fear of flooding on The National Mall and downtown Washington, D.C.



Channel 4 News
- Floods hit Cornwall
http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid601325122001?bctid=678927206001


See also: http://www.channel4.com/news/cornwall-floods-more-rain-expected

Latest news on the floods in Cornwall:

http://news.google.com/news/search?aq=f&pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=Cornwall%2C+floods

By the way, in case you forgot. Camilla, the wife of Prince Charles, is the Duchess of Cornwall.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camilla,_Duchess_of_Cornwall

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The Washington Post

A wall on the Mall protects against a long shot
By Michael E. Ruane
Tuesday, November 16, 2010; B01

Eighty thousand cubic yards of dirt. Thirty steel girders. An eight-foot-high concrete wall.

All to hold back floodwaters that may, or may not, surge across the Mall in the next century or so.

But in the apocalyptic, post-Hurricane Katrina world, no chances can be taken.

So government officials announced Monday morning that work is about to start on a $9 million flood-control project that will alter the landscape of the Mall west of the Washington Monument to protect it, and part of Washington, from potential catastrophe.

Read the rest of the post at:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/15/AR2010111507471.html

See also:
National Coalition to Save Our Mall
http://www.savethemall.org

http://www.channel4.com/news/

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