As 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.
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.
Sandbags are labour intensive, are very costly and can cause enormous environmental hazards
Traditional sandbagging using a backhoe and thousands of volunteers can take days or even weeks to put up a dike to protect from oncoming floods. When the flood is over, try to find a single volunteer to remove the dirty rotting sandbags.
Sandbags hold contaminants like sewage, pollution, riverbank seepage, bacteria, bio hazards, etc. It is a federal mandate, that sandbags cannot simply be dumped in the local landfill, but must be taken away and disposed of as hazardous materials, at a great expense.
The Tiger Dam™ system may be able to contain spilled bio-hazardous materials, wastewater and terrorist intended chemical liquids. The 90 second rapid deployment diversion Tiger Dam™ weighs 65 lbs. when empty, can be immediately filled to 50 feet holding 6300 lbs. of chemical liquid or slurry type mixtures. Simply use a 2″ pump to pump the sand/debris into the tube. The tube becomes an airtight holding tank, with over 6000 lbs. capacity –remove as weight capacity changes with the density of what it is filled with. Once contained in the holding tank, the spill can be pumped out at a safe and convenient time into a bio-hazardous tank truck/water truck and disposed of according to environmental standards.
Contact us for more information on the use & deployment of Tiger Dam™ systems.
If you had to protect your property from flooding either by rising water tables, hurricane or environmental disaster such as an oil spill, response time is one thing but having the ability to immediately put a deterrent in place can save your property and lives.
One of the factors that drives that time line is the difference between sandbags and Tiger Dams™.
Just the sheer number of sandbags required to protect one mile of ground is a deterrent to their use.
Just the fact that Tiger Dams™ can be set up in 1/5 of the time should be a tip as to how effective Tiger Dams™ are.
When tested at the ERDC facility in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Tiger Dams™ withstood a two week period of intensive testing with consistently, incredibly low seepage and no damage