US-Flood-Control-FloodingThe main causes or categories of flooding are, ravine, coastal & urban, areal and catastrophic.

These categories are based on the factors that trigger the flooding such as the source of the floodwater.

Areal flooding can occur in any mountainous area where heavy rainfall combined with excessive spring snowmelt overflow flood plains or saturated soil areas. This type of flooding wreaked havoc in Calgary in 2013 leaving water as high as row 10 in the downtown Calgary Flames Saddle Dome.

Ravine flooding generally occurs with excessive seasonal rainfall. The end result is the overflowing of riverbanks or the rise in lake levels at the ravine or river mouth. An example of this type of flooding caused extensive damage in the last couple of years in the Okanagan water systems of British Columbia, impacting the cities of Kelowna & Penticton.

Urban flooding can be caused by any number of high water events. Rainfall, snowmelt, flash flooding along with aging drainage systems can cause water levels to rise up through sewers, floors, manholes, even toilets making homes and large stagnant areas caustic and unhygienic.

Catastrophic flooding has many causes. Earthquakes, Landslides even volcanic eruption can change ocean levels and change water channels to new positions.

Failing infrastructure like a collapse of a dam or levy like in New Orleans during hurricane Katrina.

Tsunamis are also an example of catastrophic flooding effecting huge coastal areas like Japan in 2011.

Many of these types of flooding can be mitigated with the use of Tiger Dams™. 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 19 inches to 32 ft. in height.

For more information on Tiger Dams™ visit www.usfloodcontrol.com

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West Vancouver Flooding & Tiger Dam™West Vancouver’s Silk Purse Gallery and Music Box buildings are encircled by a “Tiger Dam” to prevent possible flooding from rising seawater due to the combination of an impending king tide and stormy weather conditions anticipated in the upcoming week. According to this article by North Shore News online.

Read More… https://bit.ly/2zzjaFN

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US Flodd Control Flood StrategyAccording to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the U.S. is experiencing more coastal flooding than ever.

In the coming year, “Records are expected to be broken” according to this article https://bit.ly/2RPjy9t at grist.

With that in mind what is your flooding strategy if you live or have a business in any of the coastal areas highlighted in this article?

US Flood Control & Tiger Dam ™ have emergency systems and plan for all types of flooding events.

Contact us at (866) 852-1118 for inflatable dam purchases or team training events and be ready for the flood.

Article courtesy of Greta Jochem of grist.

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One of the great attributes of Tiger Dams™ is their flexibility. Not just that the dams themselves are flexible which makes them easy to maneuver, but also in their ability to be used in any situation where rising water presents a danger to property. Read more here about the many applications of Tiger Dams™

This time lapse video shows a crew easily putting in a Tiger Dams™ system in Sugarland, Texas ahead of Tropical Storm Bill to protect a community from eminent flooding.

Real time for this video is between three and four hours.

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Memories of Super Storm Sandy returned as Tamara Andreatta, RIOC’s Director of Asset Management, drove a group of us around Roosevelt Island while Frank Farance narrated, pointing out the storm’s high water marks, some still visible on building foundations. Tiger Dams may help us withstand worse future storms as failures elsewhere make them inevitable.

Read More in the Roosevelt Island Daily by David Stone
https://bit.ly/2M35BSd

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Tiger-Dam-Homeowners-Unit-KitThere are many ways flood waters can enter a home. One of the most common entry points are doors.

Being prepared for flooding events can help mitigate the damage done by flooding.

Flooding is just behind tornadoes in terms of property damage by natural disaster in the US.

A new product for home owners is now available – Tiger Dam™ Homeowners Unit Kit – from the inventors of the Tiger Dams™, the world’s #1 flood protection products. More emergency managers and governments from around the world use Tiger Dams™ than all other flood control products combined. No need for heavy,  smelly, ugly and contaminated sandbags that don’t work anyway. Use the Mini Tiger Box over and over again. Installs easily and disassembles and stores with no hassle.

To find out more on how to secure your home, office or other vulnerable buildings against flooding, visit our Home Owners link for more information and purchasing options.

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Scientists and engineers have teamed up across the Atlantic to “redraw” the flood map of the US.

Read more in this article in the BBC News by Victoria Gill BBC News, New Orleans

https://bbc.in/2K6wR5w

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Tiger Dams in KewlonaAs the Fraser River rises in British Columbia campgrounds close and evacuations continue.

Canadian military is enroute to aid with evacuations as BC awaits another rise in water levels while uncommon heat waves hit the province. US Flood Control and Tiger Dams™ is now on hand to secure parts of the province from flooding.

From Chilliwack to Penticton Tiger Dams™ have helped British Columbia residents and cities hold back rising lake and river water and protected millions in personal and government properties.

 View Castanet article by Colton Davies, Creek spilling onto Hwy 3

 

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Want to know how Tiger Dams™ work?

Check out this infstructional video by employees of the Cedar Rapids Public Works Department demonstrating the city’s newest flood control option  — “Tiger Dams™,” orange rubber bladders that can be filled with water to provide a barrier against floodwaters.

This GazetteOnline video by Liz Martin shows the ease and speed with which the dams can be deployed.

For more info on Tiger Dams™ and how they can benefit your town or city contact us for more information.

 

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