Dialogue Session: Share Your Insights on Flood Resilience!

Can data and technology encourage people to buy flood insurance?

• 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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How to Fool Proof Your Basement from Flooding - A Project

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 »

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Flood Flow and Physical Systems and Measurements in Civil Engineering

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 »

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Deciding to purchase flood insurance for your business

If you own a business, do you have flood insurance? What information helped you decide whether or not to purchase it?

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What would motivate you to purchase 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?

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First responder information needs to help community residents take action

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?

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Essential information for first responders when a flood emergency is imminent

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?

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Data and information needs for first responders in flood response planning

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)?

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Alert & Warning Solutions

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 »

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Ad Hoc Open Communication in Disaster war Impacted Areas.

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.

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Long-Term Preparedness

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 »

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