In response to last week’s severe weather, the Louisiana National Guard mobilized hundreds of guardsmen and deployed assets to assist communities with emergency needs. The Guard, along with agencies from across the state, continues to work tirelessly to help our people recover. #lagov
MIAMI – After a powerful hurricane left devastating damage to Miami’s historic Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the historic estate has unveiled a flood mitigation system they hope will prevent any future water damage.
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.
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 https://bit.ly/3lOARYL
List courtesy of climatecentral.org
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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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
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.
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.
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.