In most years flooding is the #1 weather-related cause of death in the U.S., and consistently over 50% of those deaths occur to motorists in their cars. In many cases, roadway locations prone to flooding are known by local officials and emergency personnel. However, communities often rely on manual processes and the public to report flooded roadways, resulting in delayed detection and response, and an increase in risk to human life. By implementing an automated High Water Detection System in high-risk areas, you can immediately warn motorists when flooding presents a hazard, and quickly alert key personnel when and where to respond, to minimize risk and save lives.
This webinar explores the use of High Water Detection Systems where real-time monitoring at the flood-prone point in the road can automatically activate flashing beacons and gates to warn motorists of danger ahead. In this webinar you will learn:
- Where and why flooded roadway detection systems are needed
- What is a High Water Detection System (HWDS) and how it works
- What are the essential features and technology of an effective HWDS
- How Bexar County, Texas, automates detection to protect drivers on flooded roadways, and informs the community of real-time conditions