NYC Will Deploy Temporary Snake-Like Barriers & ‘Tiger Dams’ To Prevent Flooding

Tiger DamsAs atmospheric warming gallops forward, and as the waters rise all around us, hurricane season poses an increasingly dire threat to NYC. With calamity looming in the near-to-middle future, the city has long-term plans to fortify Manhattan’s lower half to thwart tides and storm surge.

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Flooding & Home Protection

US Flood Coontrol Home Owners KitFloods are among Earth’s most common–and most destructive–natural hazards.

With as many as 19 major floods in a year and hundreds more minor floods causing millions of dollars in damage to property and infrastructure flooding is one of the worlds most destructive natural disasters.

Every year close to 100 people lose their life due to flooding.

If you live in an area prone to flooding keeping your property and family safe is a priority.

US Flood Control has a quick economic solution to personal flood protection.

Visit our Home Owners Kit page and see how this simple to use dam can protect you home from flood damage.

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Terrebonne installs temporary levees in Gibson, Bayou Black

The smell of rubber filled the air on Tuesday as about 20 National Guard soldiers unrolled temporary dams that will be used to protect portions of North Bayou Black Drive from further flooding.

Terrebonne Parish received funding for nearly 2.5 miles worth of Tiger Dams, or temporary levees that are inflated with water, from the state. Local fire departments will fill these dams with water.

They are the latest in the effort to mitigate flooding that the expected opening the Morganza Spillway on Sunday may cause.

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Flood Prevention for Historical Sites, Monuments & Museums

Did you know that Architectural beauty is good for the soul? Beautiful design in art and structure can actually make you happy.

Monuments, museums, historical buildings, such as heritage homes and founding commercial properties, and popular landmarks are physical links to our past.

All of these are links to a town or cities historical past and provide the stepping stones to educate future generations about their storied days gone by. Flooding due to storms or high water levels can devastate these historical and architectural landmarks.

Tiger Dam™ and US Flood Control provide inflatable barriers that can divert up to 100% of floodwaters and help save important places in history.

Give us a call to find out how to have a Tiger Dam™ system ready to divert disaster when high water levels threaten in your town or city.

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Washoe County Begins Installing New Barrier Along a Stretch of Northwest Swan Lake

Washoe County started installing a new barrier, called a tiger dam, in a small section along the northwest bank of Swan Lake in Lemmon Valley.

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National Flood Safety Awareness Week

Tiger Dam KelownaThis week is National Flood Safety Awareness Week and if you live in a flood plain or an area that is prone to catastrophic weather events, US Flood Control can provide industrial and homeowners with Tiger Dams™ that can save your home, business and property from any event. Don’t wait we have Tiger Dams™ in stock now!

Every year, more occur from flooding than from any other weather event.

Are you ready for a flood, flash flood or sever weather storm in your area. Protect your family and property.

Call US Flood Control and find out how our dams can keep you and your property safe.

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How Many Types of Flooding Are There?

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 Prepares for King Tide

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.

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How Prepared For Flooding Are You?

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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