Ninety percent of federal disaster declarations are for flood events. Response and recovery
costs can be extremely high, so where risks are apparent it makes sense to take actions that
prevent damage from occurring. If flood damage cannot be fully prevented, there may be
mitigation techniques that lessen the damage. Flooding can be from
high ground water, overland flooding from rivers or streams, or from a dam failure.
In addition to a communication strategy, a flood warning system may consist of people or machines monitoring water level with stream gauges. Although a flood warning system generally does not provide long-term damage reduction, it can alleviate health and safety risk by providing citizens time
to escape and possibly remove belongings that could be damaged.
Our maplication works to be a tool for monitoring flood risk and identifying areas of potential flooding based on 100 year flood plains
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