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PUBLISHED: 13:52 03 January 2019 | UPDATED: 15:22 03 January 2019 Fen roads are prone to subsidence - Engine Road, at Ten Mile Bank, in 2011 Picture: Matthew Usher. Archant © 2011 01603 772434 Millions won’t be enough to fix west Norfolk’s bumpy roads according to the RAC. Norfolk County Council is set to spend £2m at 26 different sites in the Fens over the next three months.It is part of the extra £12.7m Norfolk County Council received from the government to spend on road maintenance in 2018/19.Martin Wilby, chair of the environment, development and transport committee, said: “This represents a significant investment in west Norfolk’s fen roads which were particularly badly affected by the heatwave over the summer, and the Beast from the East, last February and March. “The extra Government money is very welcome and we’re making sure we spend it where it’s most needed.”A spokesman for the RAC said: “£12m … [Read more...] about Repair boost for west Norfolk’s bumpy fen roads ‘won’t be enough’
World International Space Station Russia Russia has claimed that an air leak on the Russian side of the International Space Station (ISS) may have been the result of sabotage by unknown actors. The leak was in the Russian Soyuz craft used to ferry Russian astronauts to the station. It was around 0.07 inches in diameter. crew members were forced to seal it using heat-resistant tape as it was causing a small loss in pressure. Despite initial alarm, there was no threat to the lives of those aboard, and a more permanent repair was carried out later. The cause is still under investigation, though it was initially thought to have been a result of a micrometeorite strike. But according to the TASS news agency, Russian space agency head Dmitry Rogozin has suggested the leak may have been the work of a saboteur. This file photo taken from the International Space Station shows Hurricane Lane in the early morning hours near Hawaii, U.S., on August 22, 2018. @astro_ricky/NASA/Handout via … [Read more...] about Russia Claims Hole In ISS Was ‘Deliberately Drilled,’ Says It’s ‘Matter of Honor’ to Find Culprit
HOUSTON (AP) — Several Texas homeowners who have participated in a state-run, quick hit program to repair homes damaged during Hurricane Harvey said Wednesday their houses are worse off than before they were fixed because of incomplete or shoddy work.The program is run by the Texas General Land Office and uses mostly federal funding to provide up to $20,000 in temporary repairs so families whose homes were damaged during Harvey can live in their houses while long-term, more permanent repairs can take place.The land office said about 13,500 Texas homes have received repairs through the Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering, or PREPS, program. Work provided under the program includes treating, but not remediating, for mold and ensuring that at least one usable bathroom and functional kitchen facilities are available."This program has been exceptionally helpful to the vast majority of individuals who otherwise would not have any repair assistance thus far," said Brittany … [Read more...] about Residents critical of program to repair Harvey-damaged homes
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE March 30, 2019, 6:10 PM GMT By Courtney Kube and Mosheh Gains CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — More than six months after Hurricane Florence ravaged North Carolina, hundreds of buildings at Camp Lejeune and two other nearby Marine Corps installations remain frozen in time, with walls still caved in and roofs missing. The Marines say they need $3.6 billion to repair the damage to more than 900 buildings at Camp Lejeune, Marine Corps Air Station New River, and Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point caused by the storm and catastrophic flooding in its aftermath. And while they have torn down soggy, moldy walls, put tarps on roofs and moved Marines into trailers, so far they have not received a penny from the federal government to fix the damage. Watch Courtney Kube on NBC Nightly News tonight for more on Camp Lejeune. Now the Marine Corps' top … [Read more...] about Camp Lejeune is still a mess 6 months after Hurricane Florence. Where’s the money for repairs?