flood warning system News

  • OTT issues Flood Warning

    Nigel Grimsley, Managing Director of OTT Hydrometry is urging those responsible for flood prevention and management to take action this summer to ensure they are protected before the arrival of severe weather. “Saturated soil and blocked channels contribute to the severity of flooding, but in many cases it is the location and intensity of rainfall that contributes to the speed with which ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Mississippi flood warnings

    Emergency officials warned another 200 homeowners at the weekend in the Memphis area they are at risk of dangerous flooding as the region braces for the highest Mississippi River crest since 1937. The Mississippi River, swollen with winter snow melt and rain, is carrying near-record flows slowly south to New Orleans where the crest may be at least two weeks away. The river is projected ...


  • Early warning system for pluvial flooding

    An early warning system for pluvial flooding caused by surface water runoff has been developed and could be implemented in the near future. The method offers greater warning and better targeting of resources. Pluvial flooding occurs when large volumes of surface water, typically from heavy rainfall, accumulate causing overland flow and ponding which is unable to drain away. Urban underground ...

  • Intelligent monitoring system provides flood warnings

    Water level sensing technology from OTT Hydrometry is being used in an intelligent flood warning system that has been installed at a ford in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. The system, which was designed and installed by SWARCO Traffic, monitors water level in the Finham Brook where it passes under the A452, and warns drivers when potentially dangerous conditions arise. Working closely with ...


    By The OTT Hydromet Group

  • Large-scale early flood warning systems provide high returns on investment

    Continental-scale early flood warning systems in Europe can provide significant monetary benefits by reducing flood damage and associated costs. Specifically, a new study found that the return from the European Flood Awareness System (EFAS) and available flood damage data has the potential to be as high as approximately 400 euros for every one euro invested. Early flood warnings — and ...

  • New international system for early flood warning in the Danube River Basin

    The first international system for forecasting Danube floods and providing early flood warning was launched on 10th March 2008 by the International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR) and the Joint Research Centre (JRC). Following the disastrous 2002 floods in the Danube and Elbe river basins, the new system will provide the national authorities of countries in the Danube ...


  • ALERT Flood Warning System Data Communications Gets First Upgrade in 30 Years by the National Hydrologic Warning Council

    SAN DIEGO - The National Hydrologic Warning Council (NHWC) has released ALERT2™, a new standard for transmitting data designed to significantly improve accuracy and performance in systems and software used for early detection of floods and other water hazards around the world. ALERT, which stands for Automated Local Evaluation in Real Time, uses remote sensors to transmit environmental data ...

  • Latest models `could give Asia ten-day flood warnings`

    An ensemble of climate and weather simulations could help developing countries better prepare for extreme events such as tropical cyclones, droughts and floods, scientists have said. Many poorer countries rely on traditional weather forecasting techniques, in which an initial set of weather conditions is fed into a single model to predict future adverse events, typically one or two days ahead. ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Water Level Sensors Provide Real-time Flood Warnings in Iowa

    To create the world’s most sophisticated flood monitoring and forecasting system, the Iowa Flood Center (IFC) uses more than 200 Senix ToughSonic 30 and ToughSonic 50 ultrasonic sensors to measure water levels in streams across the state. Data collected from the sensors are automatically sent to the Iowa Flood Information System (IFIS), ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • Creating ‘Virtual storms’ to help design coastal defences and coastal flood warning systems

    A project has kicked-off in London that will create artificial storms to help predict worst-case scenarios for coastal flooding. Using computer models to make real storms more extreme, this National Oceanography Centre (NOC) led project will help inform the planning of coastal defences and emergency response. Professor Kevin Horsburgh from the NOC said, “The worst case of coastal flooding ...

  • Tri-Tech Holding Wins $1.68 Million Flash Flood Early Warning Contract in Yunnan Province

    Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides turn-key solutions in China for the water resources, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and pollution control markets, ...


    By Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

  • Leading Flood Warning Experts Examine Extreme Weather, Climate Change Skeptics in San Diego May 9-12

    Flash floods, extreme weather events and climate change are on the agenda for more than 300 leading scientists and engineers coming to San Diego for the National Hydrologic Warning Council (NHWC) conference May 9-12, 2011. These experts will share their latest forecasting and warning experiences for floods and related natural disasters, including current ...

  • Severe flood warnings remain as strong winds, high tides and heavy rainfall continue

    Five severe flood warnings and over 160 flood warnings remain in place. Significant disruption Strong winds, high tides and swollen rivers continue to bring an increased risk of flooding. Significant disruption is possible along much of the coast of Wales and south-west England from Flintshire to Dorset. This includes coasts and tidal areas of Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, ...

  • Environment Agency issues nine severe flood warnings ahead of increased risk this weekend

    The Environment Agency has issued nine severe flood warnings as high winds and tides bring an increased risk of coastal flooding this weekend. The severe flood warnings are in place in the south west and the Midlands. These are for Cornwall, north Devon and the River Severn. Other areas at risk tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday include coasts and tidal areas of Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, ...

  • Go with the flow in flood prediction

    Floods have once again wreaked havoc across the country and climate scientists and meteorologists suggest that the problem is only going to get worse with wetter winters and rivers bursting their banks becoming the norm. A team based at Newcastle University and their colleagues in China have developed a computer model that can work ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Village installs local flood alarm system

    A village in Nottinghamshire has installed a new high-tech river monitoring system that automatically issues text (sms) message alarms so that residents can implement flood protection measures. Oxton has a history of flooding problems and with an increased frequency of flood events, Parish Councillor Dr. Ian Kilpatrick says: “The monitoring system is designed to provide sufficient advance ...


  • Flood Modeller Suite launched at CH2M HILL’s International Flood Management Conference

    Yesterday, 19 November, more than 100 industry leaders and flood risk experts attended CH2M HILL’s International Flood Management Conference in London. The event saw the launch of the company’s Flood Modeller Suite, a fully integrated suite of software for flood modelling. The new Flood Modeller Suite, which will be formally released in early 2015, brings together updated versions of ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Pakistani scientists reject flood criticism

    Pakistani meteorologists have rejected claims that last year's flood damage could have been reduced if they had collaborated with a major European forecasting centre. The floods, which occurred last July, killed just under 2,000 people, disrupted the lives of 20 million and damaged a fifth of the country. A study — accepted for publication by Geophysical Research Letters — said that ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Super `floodway` mooted for Thai floods

    Researchers from a Thai university have come up with a proposal for a 'super express' floodway to help reduce the impact of future flooding on Thailand's capital, Bangkok. The idea came from Chulalongkorn University's Unit for Disaster and Land Information Studies and would make use of existing ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Natural Resources Wales taps CH2M`s Flood Modeller Pro for its new flood forecasting system

    Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh Government's principal adviser on issues relating to the environment and its natural resources, selected CH2M's Flood Modeller Pro software as the core hydrodynamic modelling solution within its new flood forecasting system. The system is being built using Deltares' Delft-FEWS software, an ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

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