Smart Cities: Flood Warnings in Real Time at Low Cost
Flooding remains the most threatening natural disaster in America and around the world. Floods take thousands of lives and cause tens of billions of dollars in property damage each year.
But there’s good news.
Communities and governments can soon work to reduce flooding’s terrible toll by getting earlier and more accurate flood warnings – cost-effectively – thanks to an innovative flood monitoring and mobile alerts network now in development.
Evigia Systems is developing the system with partial support from a U.S. government agency, as part of the U.S. government Smart Cities Initiatives. The flood monitoring and mobile alerts network uses Evigia’s rugged, low-power, long-life remote sensors, connected over long ranges to our cloud-based sensor data analytics software.
Actionable flooding data generates quickly and accurately, just as conditions change. This enables users to achieve complete situational awareness of their complete watershed.
The system’s self-healing mesh network eliminates the problem of a single point of failure. If one communications pathway is blocked, the flood sensor automatically connects to the next closest sensor to re-route its information. The self-configuring mesh network also enables the seamless insertion of an additional sensor, without costly delays to the network’s operation.
Evigia’s sensors, with their ruggedized, compact design, help to keep energy costs low while working in all terrains, even while immersed in water. Battery life extends to 10 or more years. These sensing advances are key to minimizing system downtime and reducing ownership cost.
Not to mention saving lives and protecting property.
To learn more about Evigia’s role in developing the flood monitoring and mobile alerts network, please contact Michael Young at +1-734-302-1140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.