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We are proud to partner with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in mapping African American cemeteries in the park using our ground-penetrating radar. To learn more about the park's African American Experience Project, check out tomorrow's free virtual event below.Join the Smokies and Western Carolina University for a free virtual town hall on October 14th at 6:00 PM EST. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the history of African Americans and upcoming projects in the park. Participants can register by using the link below: wcu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_34fwEtbeQ-OgUTPh1w9_9QPhoto by Western Carolina University ... See MoreSee Less
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Rob spent the day driving from New Orleans to Jean Lafitte Harbor in Jefferson Parish. Never seen anything like it. There are vehicles buried in marsh with in situ plants still flowering. It is as if the marsh was lifted up and dumped on Jefferson Parish. Talked to lots of folks. Clearly, the storm of record for them. Mud everywhere. It will take years to clean this up. Heartbreaking. More to come. ... See MoreSee Less
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You can see why Isle de Jean Charles is a candidate for relocation (well reported). The disappearing marshes have left it standing alone at the edge of Terrebonne Parish. Many have already left. Unfortunately, Ida has destroyed some of the homes of the few who sought to remain. In the foreground you can see a series of what are being called "earthen terraces" intended to accumulate sediment and slow storm waters. ... See MoreSee Less
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August 29th, 2005—August 29th, 2021.. Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Ida. Images NOAA Satellite. ... See MoreSee Less
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Major Hurricane Ida has made landfall with winds of 150MPH. According to NHC “NOAA Doppler radar imagery indicates that the eye of Ida made landfall along the southeastern coast of Louisiana near Port Fourchon around 1155 AM CDT (1655 UTC)." ... See MoreSee Less
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This is going to be interesting. The State of Louisiana has been spending around $1 billion a year building coastal defenses. This storm will be the first real test. Ida will pass directly over miles of constructed barrier island and dune. We will see is it makes a difference and if those features are even there after the storm. Also, our petroleum servicing infrastructure is about to get hammered. ... See MoreSee Less
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