• Approximately 30% of structures in high-risk flood areas are not insured • 20% of flood insurance claims come from homeowners in low risk areas • Only 1% of structures in low risk areas have flood insurance • High premiums discourage the purchase of flood insurance • High premiums cause some to let their insurance policies lapse What apps, technology, or information might persuade INDIVIDUALS to buy flood insurance? ...more »
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We could probably establish some type of project for graduate students in civil engineering who work with flooding, and name it: How to Fool Proof Your Basement from Flooding. Students could come up with very creative methods on how this can be done. Along with understanding building systems engineering technology, including house foundations and mitigating flood disasters, it could be coupled up with a computer graphics ...more »
I think there needs to be a lot more work done on the side of meteorology, storm predictions, combined with civil engineering techniques to have better designs of roads and highways to manage floods. One thing that came to mind is deciding upon how we dissipate flooded waters more efficiently from flooded areas. Perhaps some sort of system like a major scale plumbing type of circuit to redirect flooded waters into large ...more »
If you own a business, do you have flood insurance? What information helped you decide whether or not to purchase it?
In what ways can businesses (and their communities) benefit from purchasing flood insurance?
Did you know there are 8 to 9 million structures in high risk flood zones? And that only 2.6 million are covered by the National Flood Insurance Program?
What information affects an individual's decision to purchase flood insurance?
Research suggests that understanding risks, a false sense of security, and cost can contribute to this complex issue. What do you think can be done to help?
What information do you need to have in hand when trying to motivate community residents to either evacuate or take protective action as a flood emergency nears?
Road conditions, weather predictions, power status, and status of communications are top-tier elements of information essential to any hazard. When you are certain that a flood emergency will occur, what else do you need, when do you need it, and how do you need it?
What data and information must you always have at your fingertips in order to create and maintain effective flood response plans with your emergency management partners (and why)?
The alert and warning problems raised yet again in the latest S&T National Conversation cannot be fully addressed without infrastructure modernization. Our 10+ year study and technical feasibility efforts showed that ‘smart’ alert and warning devices are key, and the only practical path to the required performance, precision, flexibility and reliability. This ‘smart’ tech can deliver (not just issue but cause people ...more »
Utilizing inexpensive easily configure Wifi devices delivered via lighter than air transport and configured to accept connections from all WiFi enabled devices set up ad-hoc network communications for access by the public. To solicit help or situational reports.
We moved into a non-flood plain area in 1988. Back yard is a bit of a bowl, with heavy downpours pooling near the back door. Early on, I'd be out there with a broom in the worst part of a thunderstorm, pushing water around the corner of the house. Later added gutters, to divert water from the roof. The came the French Drain, in an effort to stop the broom-work. After a few years, the access to the drain had grown ...more »
I think there needs to be a water engineering management set of processes and procedures developed in order to mitigate these disasters and actually prevent damage. There seems to have been too little work done on building dams and other structures as preventative measures in order incur the least damages owing to flooding. I also feel you need a type of software-engineered simulation of flooding, whereby rivers, streams, ...more »
What capabilities are limiting in local government that prevents local government, government leaders, and other local leadership from taking action before an event to build resilience, or after a disaster from taking action to plan recovery integrating disaster resilience? Is it raw capacity -ie very limited government staff and roles? Lack of community planning experience? Lack of data or models? How important ...more »
BACKGROUND CONSIDERATIONS: All hazards begin locally and end locally, but in the middle, (for every hazard or event) there are “EO Climate Change” considerations and Executive Branch level Planning Framework designating Official Government Agencies as well as key stakeholders that will work with LEPC designated personnel and their Emergency Operations Plans during these (e.g. Flood events). The net labor and resources ...more »