Keyano College Implements a Short-term Flood Mitigation Solution

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.

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Get a Plan for Flood Protection

It’s a new year. Do you need a new flood protection plan?

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

  1. 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.

Road Ways

  1. 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.

River Crossings

  1. 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.

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For a solution to your flooding get in touch.
For Immediate Response Call: (504) 813-7303 or email david@usfloodcontrol.com
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Tiger Dam World Trade Center

Taking steps to protect the 911 Memorial World Trade Center with U.S.Flood Control & Tiger Dam™ systems.

Narrated by Tony Locasto, Chief Engineer, 911 Memorial and Cheryl Witmer of U.S. Flood Control this short video gives a narrative of the construction and implementation of Tiger Dam™ in place as the crew set up in a mock flood situation.

 

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Tiger Dam™ Flexibility

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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Being Prepared for Extreme Weather High on Florida Agenda

With the extreme weather always a possibility on the Florida coastline, Floridians pre-plan for hurricanes, nor easters and high tides with education and taking part in demonstrations provided by US Flood Control and Tiger Dams™

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.

 

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How Tiger Dams™ Work

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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Waterfront And Lake Flooding

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.

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PWX Orlando & Tiger Dam™

Public works professionals from around the world gather August 27-30, 2017 at the PWX Orlando Orange County Convention Center.

If you you’re looking for outstanding education you can choose from 125 technical & professional meetings where you will get the latest learning models as well as interactive and “live” learning labs.

The Expo will showcase the latest products, services and technologies specific to public works.

Tiger Dam™ systems will be on hand to provide expert knowledge and answer all your questions on implementation, set-up and training and pricing for their innovative flood control systems.

 For more about Tiger Dam™ systems visit our applications page or come say hello at booth 360 the PWX Orlando Orange County Convention Center.

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Be Prepared

Nothing beats preparedness and to be prepared you have to do some training.

US Flood Control offers extensive training to their clients and their crews on how to manage and deploy their Tiger Dam™ Systems under any conditions and in case of emergency.

Their ongoing annual support brings the latest updates to their systems along with field tested knowledge of the dams in practice to their clients.

Much like the police or your local fire department repetition is the key that brings success in any emergency situation.

Tiger Dam™ is dedicated to this training to guarantee that their systems and their client’s crews can be operational in any flood, water related or bio hazard situation at a moment’s notice.

These images from our Us Flood Control training in New York give a great over view of a typical Tiger Dam™ training day.

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