Flood Control News

  • A Superior Sensor for Non-Contact Water Level Measurement

    Senix ToughSonic® Ultrasonic Transmitters perform water monitoring with “non-contact” technology that monitors the water surface from above. These sensors are used in open air, closed tanks, and in stilling tubes that constrain the sound and improve performance. They can be used with Reference Target Temperature Compensation technology to reduce diurnal effects from sunshine, wind ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • Disasters happen anytime, anywhere. Be prepared. Be connected

    It’s time to think ahead. To plan, prepare and stay connected for both when you know the storm is coming and when the unexpected happens. When local networks are down or out of reach, the Iridium GO!® Text and Call bundle is an affordable way to make sure you can text when you want to and make a ...


    By MetOcean Telematics

  • Weather Ready Nation

    U.S. Flood Control is proud to be an embassador of the Weather Ready Nation. The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ initiative is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness, responsiveness, and overall resilience against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a WRN ...


    By US Flood Control Corp.

  • Mold and Other Potential Hazards Following Water Damage Caused by a Natural Disaster or Manmade Event

    Each year, insurance claims caused by water damage are one of the most common and expensive types of claim. Water damage can not only destroy building materials, furnishing and belongings, it will also often result in the growth of mold, not to mention other contaminants that may have been introduced with the water. These frequently include sewage and even chemicals.   To help homeowners and ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Pipeline Repair Without Depressurizing

    The Petersen team has over 100 years’ experience designing and producing pipe plugs and flushers. Partnering with customers helps us continually advance our capabilities. We have positioned ourselves to be engineering problem solvers and delight in pushing boundaries on what is possible. A number of customers over the years voiced a need for an economical and user friendly solution to stop ...


    By Petersen Products Company

  • Guide from U.S. Agencies for Mold Cleanup after Disasters Discussed in New Online Video

    Today the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video. Their newest production discusses guidance from the CDC, EPA, HUD, NIH and FEMA for mold cleanup after a disaster.  “The document, Homeowner’s and Renter’s Guide to Mold Cleanup after Disasters, provides helpful information about some of the hazards people may ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Report shows high return on investment in natural infrastructure

    The Greenbelt Foundation is making the case that investing in green infrastructure can save municipal dollars, help the economy to recover from COVID-19, and mitigate the effects of some of the effects of climate change. The foundation, which works to preserve Ontario’s Greenbelt region, worked on a report, “ ...

  • COVID-19 Pandemic - IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

    The safety of our staff, partners and customers is of the utmost importance to the board of Aquobex Ltd. We have implemented new measures to work within and adapt to the advice and instructions of our government authorties. But we are going further and the measures we are taking sit within our basic philosophy of reducing risk by consideration of hazard, exposure, vulnerability ...


    By Aquobex Ltd.

  • Savic Engineering in Kortrijk comes to the rescue of Spanish authorities

    The government of Spain asked Savic Engineering to make use of its industrial dust suppression and disinfecting machines to combat the deadly Covid-19 virus. The past few days were spent testing these machines on-site, approving their use and putting them to work. On Sunday Savic Engineering’s equipment was deployed on a large scale and to great effect to thoroughly disinfect spaces ...


    By SprayStream by Savic

  • ToughSonic Sensors: The Solution for a Flood and Water Monitoring Sensor System

    Senix ToughSonic ultrasonic level & distance sensors are used with some of the most sophisticated flood monitoring and water monitoring and forecasting systems to measure water levels from many type of sources. Data collected from the sensors are automatically sent to various systems where the real time monitoring information can be integrated into an advanced hydrological model. System data ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • Rotork hydraulic actuators used for Malaysian oil field redevelopment

    MIR Valve Sdn Bhd ordered 12 RH rack and pinion actuators to control subsea ball valves on a jacket flooding system as part of the Petronas Carigali Sdn Bhd Bokor Phase-3 Redevelopment Project which aims to boost production rates. Jacket flooding systems are used to co-ordinate the opening and closing of flooding and venting ballast chambers using seawater to support and stabilise large offshore ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Projects Carried Out on Bridges and Busy Roads

    Construction projects on bridges and major roads often have a big impact on people travelling in and out of the city and motorists who are faced with road closures and an increase in traffic congestion. While the work is carried out, city centres and major roads suffer from congestion. The companies carrying out road works, road maintenance, excavation, renovation and ...


    By MB Crusher

  • The best way to fight plastic pollution? Ban single-use plastics

    DENVER -- Even though plastic is filling whales’ stomachs, turtles’ nostrils and waterways across the United States, we are churning out more of it and recycling less of it every year. Each day, on average, U.S. homes and businesses throw out enough plastic to fill up 1.5 football stadiums. We only recycle 8 percent, with the rest ending up in landfills, incinerators or our ...


    By Environment America

  • Jackson Mississippi Flooding

    As river systems rose and up to 1000 homes were flooded in Jackson Mississippi, US Flood Control and Tiger Dams™  were called to stabilize the water and protect local utilities. Many businesses and entire streets were flooded out. More than 600 homes lost electricity in what was the third-highest flood level on ...


    By US Flood Control Corp.

  • Pearl River Flooding

    Crews built a tiger dam around the control house at the south Jackson substation to mitigate flooding issues. The substation has been de-entergized. Due to rising levels on the Pearl River, Entergy Mississippi has de-energized two Jackson substations and disconnected electrical service to some low-lying deer camps in Madison County as a public safety precaution and to comply with the National ...


    By US Flood Control Corp.

  • As Aquobex approaches its 10th anniversary in March 2020 our board has been focusing on our next 5 year plan.

    The UK flood protection market is starting to mature 16 years after the first product standard, PAS1188-1 Kitemark became available to the industry. The PAS is soon to be replaced by a full British Standard BS851188, and the launch of a Code of Practice further signals what should be expected of industry providers. Whilst there has been too much focus on price over recent years resulting in ...


    By Aquobex Ltd.

  • Newly revised Culverts training available now

    CIRIA is delighted to announce dates for the much awaited and newly revised Culvert, screen and outfall training this spring. The design and operation of culverts, screens and drainage outfalls is critical to effective flood risk management and drainage. Inadequate design can lead to unintended consequences such as ...


    By CIRIA

  • A National Water Strategy?

    Our interest is certainly piqued at the reference to a Canada Water Agency in the Prime Minister’s mandate letters to both the Minister of Environment & Climate Change (Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson) and the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food (Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau). While we aren’t yet sure what all might fall under that agency, it would seem to be more geared at overall water ...

  • Hurricane Dorian: Cummer hopes temporary seawall will protect famous gardens

    With Hurricane Dorian approaching, the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens in Jacksonville will put up an inflatable temporary seawall along the St. Johns River. It’s designed to prevent the kind of flooding that ruined much of its famed gardens during Hurricane ...


    By US Flood Control Corp.

  • Walmart building & Tiger Dam

    This specific store was built upon 100-year flood numbers because of the flood plain around it. So far their own retaining wall has worked. The water is still expected to rise a few more inches to crest at 41 FT. Courtesy of Meteorologist Matt ...


    By US Flood Control Corp.

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