Tuesday, November 1, 2016

11/1 BC flood prep, Oct rainfall, Tacoma LNG, eating fish

Rainy Vancouver (Mark van Manen/Vancouver Sun)
B.C. gets a failing grade for flood preparedness
British Columbia is one of the least prepared provinces to deal with a major flood, according to a recently released national report called Climate Change and the Preparedness of Canadian Provinces and Yukon to Limit Potential Flood Damage. B.C. and Prince Edward Island have the lowest overall grade of D, while Ontario scored the highest with a B minus on preparedness to limit climate change related flood damage. No province was a standout. The overall average for all 10 provinces and Yukon was C. Kim Pemberton reports. (Vancouver Sun)

October's record-breaking rainfall: nearly 10 inches  Jessica Lee reports. (Seattle Times) Record breaking number of rainy days in Vancouver  Tina Lovgreen reports. (CBC)

Tacoma LNG plant clears hurdle, company plans to break ground in ‘near future’
Puget Sound Energy’s quest to build a liquified natural gas plant in Tacoma passed a major hurdle Monday when a state commission approved a financial agreement between the utility company and regulators. The agreement was reached in October after more than a year of negotiations over the business structure for the LNG plant. Now that it’s been approved by Washington’s Utility and Transportation Commission, PSE plans to break ground “in the near future” on the $310 million plant, according to H. Grant Ringel, a spokesman for PSE…. Under the arrangement, the Macquarie Group — the multinational consortium that owns PSE — will create a subsidiary called Puget LNG to handle the new plant’s commercial business. PSE and Puget LNG will jointly own and operate the Tideflats plant, with PSE contributing $133.7 million of the $310.7 million construction cost. Walker Orenstein reports. (Tacoma News Tribune)

Hey, Looks Like Americans Are Finally Eating More Fish
…. According to the annual Fisheries of the United States Report released by NOAA last week, Americans increased their seafood consumption to 15.5 pounds of fish and shellfish per person in 2015, up nearly a pound from the previous year, making it the biggest leap in seafood consumption in 20 years…. The bump in seafood consumption may mean that we're enjoying four additional seafood meals a year, but we're still only eating about 4.77 ounces of seafood a week. That's better than where we were just a few years ago, but nowhere close to the 8 ounces of seafood per week most of us should be eating according to the most current Dietary Guidelines. Clare Leschin-Hoar reports. (NPR)

Now, your tug weather--
WEST ENTRANCE U.S. WATERS STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA-  300 AM PDT TUE NOV 1 2016  

TODAY
 LIGHT WIND...BECOMING SE TO 10 KT IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND  WAVES 1 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 FT AT 12 SECONDS. A CHANCE OF RAIN IN  THE MORNING...THEN RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
TONIGHT
 SE WIND 5 TO 15 KT...BECOMING E 10 TO 20 KT AFTER  MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 6 FT AT 12 SECONDS. RAIN.

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