The Next Harvey: Predictive Flood Warning System

Recording: The Next Harvey: Predictive Flood Warning System, Date TBA

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.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Focus15
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced