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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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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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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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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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