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.
Many cities in older areas have combined sewer systems (sewage and storm water). During peak rain events, the system cannot handle the capacity and spill fertilizers, automotive chemicals and oils, pesticides, and trash run off from the streets down into the sewers directly into the river system, bypassing the sewage treatment. Containment, specifically placed could control large volumes of water accumulation to reduce the threat of the combined system reaching its capacity causing raw sewage from going into the river system.
It is estimated that over 860 billion gallons of this cocktail of sewage escapes sewer systems across the country
Tiger Dams™, can combat the effects of overflowing sewer systems and keep these hazardous wastes from finding their way into rivers and drinking water.
For more information on using Tiger Dams™ for sewage containment give us a call.
Most resorts and resort towns are built close to water. Many are ocean side and subject to whatever those immense bodies of water throw at them.
Many others are built on lakes throughout the Americas and around the world. The great lakes are a perfect example as many large cities and small resort towns are built along their shores but many others are smaller but no less prone to the whims of weather.
This was proven last year as the beautiful resort town of Kelowna, British Columbia Canada came under attack when heavy rainfall and spring snow melt caused the Okanagan lake system to rise beyond its normal boundaries.
This put the shoreline of Kelowna and the downtown core at risk of flooding.
As the water rose US Flood Control was called to bring in their Tiger Dam™ systems to save the beaches and stop flooding of the downtown core.
The Tiger Dam™ system is easily stored and can be in place in hours as opposed to sand bags that might take days and that is often the difference between stopping flooding and losing everything.
As a city in an area that is high risk for flooding why wouldn’t you have a Tiger Dam™ system on standby and a team trained in implementing the system before the next flooding event occurs?
Call us for more information on how to get a Tiger Dam™ system for your city or town and the expert training to put it in place. 1- 504 – 813-7303.