Ever Wondered if Flooding Can Be Predicted?

If you have questions about flooding like:

  • What kinds of floods are there?
  • What is a one hundred year flood?
  • What is a thousand year flood?
  • Is their such a thing as flood maps?

This information provided by USGS service for a changing world, will give you a good start to understanding more about flooding and what the terminology means.

USGS» Flooding Prediction

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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.

Read More… https://bit.ly/2zzjaFN

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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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How Does Flood Water Get Into Homes?

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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British Columbia Bracing For Flooding Again

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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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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Kelowna Prepares for Spring Flooding

After last years epic flooding in Kelowna and Penticton, Kelowna prepares for this years expected rise in water levels in the area due to the melting snow pack and rain fall.

BC Wildfire services set up Tiger Dams™ in preparation.

Read this article by Andrea Peacock in the Kelowna Daily Courier for more information… https://bit.ly/2ETXdky

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Tiger Dam™ Environmental Friendly

Sandbags are labour intensive, are very costly and can cause enormous environmental hazards

Tiger Dam KelownaTraditional 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.

Read More…https://usfloodcontrol.com/environmentally-friendly/

Contact us  (504) 813-7303 to find out more about environmentally friendly Tiger Dams™

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Containment for Sewage

Us-Flood-Control-Sewer-OverflowMany 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.

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Looking for Flood Control Insight & Information

If you are looking for information regarding flood control, why not join the team of US Flood Control at the iAEM Conference (International Association of Emergency Managers) today and tomorrow at the Westin Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach California.

Connect and get information on Tiger Dams™ systems and find out about Us Flood Control’s training programs.

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