New York City Interim Flood Protection Measures Program

In 2016, New York City began the Interim Flood Protection Measures program, which protects critical facilities, infrastructure and low-lying areas in the city from flooding caused my major coastal storms and hurricanes.

Watch this informative video to see the role that Tiger Dams™ play in this emergency management program.

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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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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.

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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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New York City Flood Protection

In some places New York City is only five feet above sea level.

US Flood Control and Tiger Dam™ is doing it’s part to keep rising waters from infiltrating New York’s streets and monuments.

With ongoing training for local directors in the use and maintenance of Tiger Dams™ we are proud to be able to help protect many important memorial and historic sites like the 911 Memorial Museum, as we remember those who lost their lives on 9/11.

‘America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and on unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.”

Former President Harry S Truman

 

 

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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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Flood Control Homeowners Unit Kit

This new product for home owners by Tiger Dams™ is now available. No need for heavy, smelly, ugly and contaminated sandbags that don’t work anyway. You can us the Mini Tiger Box over and over again. Installs easy and disassembles and stores with no hassle.

Keep your home, office or storefront space dry with this made in the USA product. It’s made in the USA so you know you can depend on it to do the job right.

“Made in USA” is a label protected by the Federal Trade Commission, or FTC. In order for an item to be called such, the item must be made within the United States’ borders from “all or virtually all” American parts.

Features:

  1. 30 inches long x 8 inches wide x 8 inches high
  2. Fill with standard garden hose, takes several minutes to fill depending on water pressure and can be drained within seconds when opened
  3. Made from industrial strength poly
  4. Mini Tiger Box can be used during all seasons (can be frozen)
  5. Simply empty when done with cap off, hang to dry on garage hook. Disassemble and fold up in bag for easy storage and re-use when needed

For more information go to our Homeowners Kit Page to order your Kit now!

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Are Tiger Dams the Answer

Memories of Super Storm Sandy returned as Tamara Andreatta, RIOC’s Director of Asset Management, drove a group of us around Roosevelt Island while Frank Farance narrated, pointing out the storm’s high water marks, some still visible on building foundations. Tiger Dams may help us withstand worse future storms as failures elsewhere make them inevitable.

Read More in the Roosevelt Island Daily by David Stone
https://bit.ly/2M35BSd

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US Flood Control Training With HEB Emergency Preparedness

Tiger Dams TrainingUS Flood Control has always been committed to not only providing Tiger Dams™, the world’s #1 flood protection products around the world but to making sure that the deployment of those products is backed up with extensive training when ever it is requested.

See our training session with the HEB Emergency Preparedness Facility Management Team.

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