Utter devistaion on Oak Island, North Carolina as New York City and Tiger Dams™ get ready to protect many areas including the 911 Memorial Center from the onslaught of hurricane Isaias.
Footage courtesy of Inside Edition
Taking steps to protect the 911 Memorial World Trade Center with U.S.Flood Control & Tiger Dam™ systems.
Narrated by Tony Locasto, Chief Engineer, 911 Memorial and Cheryl Witmer of U.S. Flood Control this short video gives a narrative of the construction and implementation of Tiger Dam™ in place as the crew set up in a mock flood situation.
New York City has started preparing for Tropical Storm Isaias that could hit the Big Apple with 70mph winds, the strongest since Superstorm Sandy, as forecasters warn that the storm is still expected to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane before hitting the Carolinas on Monday.
New York City preparing for possible flooding from hurricane Isaias.
The storm is expected to arrive late Monday night, bringing heavy rainfall and strong winds. Coastal flooding and power outages are possible.Tiger Dam™ is preparing their emergency dam systems in advance as part of the cities interim flood protections program in case of extreme flooding.
Watch this great video on Tiger Dams™ courtesy of Ian Simpkins director of horticulture for Vizcaya Museum and gardens in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Vizcaya Gardens is directly on the coast of south Florida where they often experience storm surge and Tidal flooding. Hurricane Irma was especially devastating for them.
He provides a great breakdown of how Tiger Dam™ can be deployed, how training is implemented, and how they can be a critical part of flood protection for any weather condition.
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 Ambassador, partners commit to working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather. In effect, the WRN Ambassador initiative helps unify the efforts across government, non-profits, academia, and private industry toward making the nation more ready, responsive, and resilient against extreme environmental hazards. Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) is a strategic outcome where society’s response should be equal to the risk from all extreme weather, water, and climate hazards.
Some Members of the Weather Ready Nation and Watch Sites:
Flooding is a temporary overflow of water onto land that is normally dry. Floods are the most common natural disaster in the United States. Failing to evacuate flooded areas or entering flood waters can lead to injury or death.
The National Weather Service brings critical weather information form across America. Climate information, Climate models, Forecast’s, and Weather Warnings along with thousands of locations and all weather affecting the continent.
U.S. / International Flood Control Corp. is “THE Sandbag Replacement Company” – protect property without sandbags.
Tiger Dam™ is completely reusable, and is the ONLY system patented to connect together to create an impervious barrier for miles, in any shape (circles, 90 degrees turns etc.) and is the ONLY system that is stackable, from 18 inches to 32 ft. in height.
There are many reasons for flooding and not all flooding causes damage or is catastrophic.
Flooding mostly occurs when stream or river systems fill beyond their capacity. It can also happen on lake or coastal shorelines during periods of high water levels encroach on flood plains or low-lying areas.
The intensity and duration of precipitation saturates the soil and alters the ability of the earth to absorb the water and that influences the rate of runoff. This will eventually affect the capacity of the area to contain the flow of the water downstream.
Climate has an important influence on heavy flooding as well. In the north sudden melting of winter snow or ice formations on rivers causing ice jams can cause severe flooding.
Sudden changes in atmospheric pressure and moving storm systems cause surges. Storm systems in some areas are frequent and can potentially cause higher water levels at coastlines. Elevated water levels combined with wind and atmospheric pressure produce by tropical hurricanes often result in storm surges resulting in heavy flooding in coastal towns and cities.
The tropical cyclone differs from the extratropical cyclone because it focuses energy in a small area. Only a few hundred kilometres away the weather can be calm. With the approach of a tropical cyclone the weather suddenly deteriorates into a violent maelstrom. The fury of such a cyclone is never forgotten by those who have experienced it.
Tropical cyclones tend to follow seasonal tracks. The early season storms of June and July originate in the Gulf of Mexico and the western Caribbean Sea. These storms are most likely to affect the Atlantic in a broad band from Florida southeast to the Cape Verde Islands during August, September and October.
Any of these situations are devastating to property and communities when they occur. Why not be prepared.
Whether you’re a home owner or a large municipality or city, being prepared for a major flood can save human lives and millions in property damage. Courtesy of @canada.ca/
U.S. Flood Control and Tiger Dam™ systems is the ONLY system patented to connect together to create an impervious barrier for miles, in any shape (circles, 90 degrees turns etc.) and is the ONLY system that is stackable, from 18 inches to 32 ft. in height. It has mitigated flood damage all across North America and its home door kit system is a proven, fast solution for home owners in flood situations.
For information on Tiger Dam™ systems or immediate flood relief call 866-852-1118.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus.
We have tremendous appreciation for the many responders in healthcare, science, and government agencies working to deal with the pandemic. Our company is committed to doing our part to support and comply with health and safety guidance and recommendations being communicated by the CDC, WHO, along with other reputable sources.
At the same time, we view our ultimate mission of preparing the nation for impending seasonal flood disasters like snow melt, river flooding, nor’easters and hurricanes as essential services.
We are taking the utmost care to ensure the safety of our dedicated employees, as we continue to manufacture and build inventory of Tiger Dam flood barriers to avoid a shortage or delay in the coming season.
Please continue to reach out with your questions and know that we are here to help in this crisis, and in the spirt of preparedness.