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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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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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Risk Assessments and Mitigation Strategies and Techniques

It would be interesting to learn more about risk assessments and mitigation techniques, especially as it relates to the "whole-of-community" approach to flood resilience, which includes both physical infrastructure and social capital.

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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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Would establishing a nighttime post disaster visual 911 system help during SAR operations?

When Katrina struck I remember the images of survivors waving from their rooftops tops during the day and I got to thinking what do they do at night? Then it struck me, use the night to work reverse cycle. Basically let's improve how the 12 of the 24 hours that are dark, are utilized. With new technologies like drones & smart phones we can do much better than SOS which was first recognized in 1905. SOS only tells you ...more »

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