Keyano College Implements a Short-term Flood Mitigation Solution

Keyano College had approximately $55 million in property damages resulting from the flood that occurred in the spring of 2020. Flood restoration of critical infrastructure was completed by mid-August 2020, with some remediation still ongoing. As a result, Keyano College has not been able to secure overland flood insurance coverage and has been working with its partners to develop a plan to mitigate risk from future flood events.

“Keyano College is being proactive in our approach to avoid this level of devastation from occurring again. Utilizing a Tiger Dam system affords protection of critical infrastructure and gives the College time to develop a permanent flood mitigation solution,” said Tracy Boyde, Vice President, Infrastructure & CIO.

“The Tiger Dam system will be deployed in April and timed with the river break-up. The College will conduct an annual exercise of deployment as part of our emergency preparedness,” said Dale Mountain, Interim President & CEO.

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Article Courtesy of: Keyano College

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Cities At Risk with Rising Sea Levels

As sea levels rise more and more global cities become exposed to flooding. Around the world international communities are having to take extreme measures to guard their communities, businesses and properties from the risk of high tides and rising sea levels. See list of cities
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Some of the most exposed cities are not all developed nations. Many are less developed and at even greater risk because of failing infrastructure. That being said the risk for monetary loss leans more heavily towards developed countries, as wealthier low lying areas and cities have more to lose.

The top ten cities are Miami, New Orleans, Greater New York, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Nagoya, Osaka-Kobe, Tampa-St Petersburg and Virginia Beach.

U.S. Flood Control and Tiger Dams™ has a plan and a system in place to mitigation large areas of shoreline and river exposure.

Tiger Dams™ are water filled bladder technology, when deployed properly, this system may be able to divert up to
100% of floodwaters. Our System can be assembled within minutes using floodwaters or any water source.

Tiger Dams™ fill in as little as 90 seconds, with minimal man power and no heavy equipment. Each tube weighs 65 lbs. dry and 6300 lbs. when filled with water. They roll up for easy storage after each deployment.

Many large cities like New York and Miami already have Tiger Dams™ systems in place to protect most exposed areas of their cities.

Call U.S Flood Control for information on a Tiger Dam™ system for your city, town, or property. (866) 852-1118

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Get a Plan for Flood Protection

It’s a new year. Do you need a new flood protection plan?

There are many causes of flooding.  Rain fall of a prolonged duration, high winds over water, dam failure, the breakdown of retention ponds and levees, and high snow melt. Flooding can also be forwarded by natural causes like wildfires that can reduce or even devastate vegetation such as low shrubs and indigenous grasses that would normally absorb rainfall.

Because of any of these conditions floods may occur on streams and rivers overflowing their banks into areas known as flood plains.

Even without rainfall the shorelines of lakes and bays can flood due to high winds that blow water into low shorelines.

All coastal areas are vulnerable to high tides and are even more susceptible to high wind, hurricane and storm surges. 

Any of these scenarios can affect your home or commercial properties.

Tiger Dam™ and U.S. Flood Control have a number of solutions to flood protection and containment for you your home, businesses and community properties.

Tiger Dam™ Uses:

Commercial or Personal Property

  1. The Tiger Dam™ system can quickly protect your property from the onset of floods. By strategically placing the flexible barrier around your business or home you can prevent floodwaters from destroying your property and assets.

Road Ways

  1. Tiger Dam™ can be used to keep roadways open during flood events, and can be used when constructing roadways, crews can effortlessly implement the Tiger DamTM system to prevent runoff issues. This enables a hassle free environment to easily and efficiently complete a project.

River Crossings

  1. Whether the need is to contain parts of a river for environmental reasons or simply to repair walkways or bridges, the Tiger Dam™ system is an economical and environmentally friendly product that assists in making any project easier.

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U.S. Flood Control & Tiger Dam Miami Fire Fighters Training

Being prepared for flooding is the number one thing you can do to prevent flood damage to home & property.

Detailed deployment instructions and training video are available upon request/purchase     

Tiger Dams™ emergency flood control equipment is typically shipped in 50 foot sections on 4×4 skids.Tubes are 50 feet in length when they are filled (54 feet when empty) and the tubes are 19 inches in height. Each section is inspected, tested and certified prior to shipping. After a safety inspection of the deployment site, Tiger Dams™ are laid out, joined together and prepped for filling.

The Dams™ are filled individually and secured with straps and anchors if needed. If more than on layer in height is required, the second layer of dams are laid out and prepped for filling. Once they are filled they are also secured. The same deployment steps are followed with subsequent levels. After the flood waters have receded and the dam is no longer required, the system can be drained, cleaned and packaged for storage.

The emergency flood control equipment (US Flood Control Emergency Diversion Tiger Dams™) has had extensive testing thoroughly at the University of British Columbia facilities.

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Each dam takes only minutes to fill with water, using a fire hydrant or pump.

The Assembly PDF and Training Video are password protected.
Please contact 1-866-852-1118 or email for the password

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Temporary water-filled barriers keep some streets from flooding in Key Largo

KEY LARGO, Fla. – A new flood control measure was keeping some Key Largo streets dry while tides were higher than usual on Wednesday

Cheryl Whitmer, of U.S. Flood Control, had workers install temporary water-filled barriers in two low-lying neighborhoods: Twin Lakes and Stillwright Point.

“The Tiger Dam System is comprised of 50-foot sections of flood barrier that interlock together to create a seamless flood protection dam,” Whitmer said about the reusable dam workers placed along South Blackwater Lane.

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Temporary water-filled barriers keep some streets from flooding in Key Largo

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KEY LARGO, FL – Monroe County is testing a temporary flood control barrier in the Twin Lakes community in Key Largo to help alleviate recent king tide road flooding. As one of the County’s pilot road elevation projects not yet constructed, this interim measure will provide relief to residents from the current tidal flooding.

On Friday, Oct. 2, temporary 24-inch high water-filled flood control barriers were installed by County staff and the vendor, U.S. Flood Control. The barrier provides a dam between the road and the tidal waters of Florida Bay. The barrier did contain the rainwater that fell last weekend on the road, but Monroe County Roads Department staff pumped the freshwater off the road once it stopped raining.

“This isn’t a permanent fix, but as of today, the barrier has been successful in holding back the high king tides from entering the road in all but one low-lying area where seawater was seen bubbling up through the ground near the road,” said Monroe County Engineering Services Director Judy Clarke. “We are in the process of securing additional barriers for neighboring Stillwright Point, and we hope to have them installed as soon as possible.”

After reviewing the Stillwright Point area, the barriers will provide a temporary solution to tidal flooding at the entrance of that community.

The barriers can be used during king tide season, which typically runs September through November and again in the spring, and then removed once the king tides or extreme high tides no longer cause roadway flooding. Once removed, they can be stored and refilled and reused the next season or in other areas.

In order of occurrence:

  1. Monroe County Foreman Montello Desquotte helps U.S. Flood Control fill the barriers in the Twin Lakes community to help keep the king tide from coming into the road. (Pic: U.S. Flood Control)
  2. Monroe County’s Ted Emmons removes saltwater from the street after the barrier is in place. (Pic: U.S. Flood Control)
  3. Water Free: The Twin Lakes community in Key Largo received temporary waterfilled flood control barriers on Friday that proved to work during the high king tides over the weekend. The County is testing temporary fixes for extreme high tides. (Pic: John Glista, Monroe County)

Monroe County
The Florida Keys

Kristen Livengood, Public Information Officer

U.S. Flood Control Barrier

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