Dialogue Session: Share Your Insights on Flood Resilience!

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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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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Austin Texas Flash Flood Alley

I have lived in the Austin, Texas are now since 1995. In that time if have witnessed many times why this part of Central Texas is referred to as Flash Flood Alley. For at least 100 miles North and South of Austin along IH 35 the residents have had to adjust to prolonged periods of drought interrupted by torrential rainfall and flash floods. It is a way of life here.

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Emergency Alerts and a Flooded Train Station

Last night while commuting on metro, I (and everyone else on my train platform) received a wireless emergency alert about flash flooding that could occur in the area. I was preoccupied thinking about the WEA system, and how it was kind of neat to see everyone on the platform get the message, and then two minutes later see everyone on the arriving train receive it as their train came out of the tunnel and they had access ...more »

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Stories from Austin -- Onion Creek Buyout Program

This YouTube video highlights personal stories from homeowners in the Austin area where home buyouts were offered by the local government in order to mitigate future flood loses.

 

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FLOODING, LIKE CHARITY, CAN START AT HOME...

We always think of flood events on a macro level -- but effective mitigation can start AT HOME! In the 1990s, just 2-3 years after moving into our Illinois residence, came the historic rains and floods which made for the highest levels of water on the Mississippi in modern history. What it ALSO did was flood our basement -- complete with boxes we hadn't yet unpacked from our move! We discovered only AFTER this occurred ...more »

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Preventative Measures in Case of Flooding

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 »

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Tools for flood resilience planning (GIS and others)

I'm particularly interested in how GIS and various modeling tools are used by communities to plan for flooding events. What capabilities are available and what data sources are leveraged? How is accuracy determined?

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IoT for flood preparedness and response

Realizing that flood preparedness and response is a complex topic, I would like to see a conversation launched regarding IoT technology that could be used to increase awareness with regard to weather and flooding conditions.

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How are alerting systems or services being leveraged to warn the public of flood risks?

I'd like to see a conversation regarding alert and notification capabilities, i.e., what capabilities are available (or in development) to warn the public about flood risk areas before and during an event.

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Urban vs. Inland vs. Coastal flooding issues

I'd like to participate in a conversation regarding planning for flood hazards for various environments. That is, what issues are specific to urban, inland and coastal flooding? What issues are cross-cutting and what issues are unique to each environment?

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