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The Next Harvey: Predictive Flood Warning System

Mar 9, 2019

4:00pm – 4:15pm CT

Recording: The Next Harvey: Predictive Flood Warning System, Mar 9, 2019

Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas Gulf Coast in 2017. The public turned to mobile devices for information, updates, pleas for help and stories of success. But flooding is a constant in Houston due to urban development and a changing climate. As a region, we have come together to better prepare, predict and respond. The Regional Flood Warning System incorporates live traffic and road conditions, rain and stream gages and weather data to put safety alerting on your phone, email, and web-customized to your needs. This project is a feat of government cooperation, public engagement and data sharing rarely seen in our country. The system continues to grow with participation from local municipalities, gage and camera developments and sharing of critical information amongst response partners.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Francisco Sanchez

Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management

Details

Primary Entry:
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Format:

Focus15

Type:

Session

Track:

Cities, Government & Politics

Level:

Advanced