Urbanisation and climate change are combining to increase the number of people, assets, communities, and businesses at risk from catastrophic flash floods. To build resilience, government and private organisations need faster, more accurate early warning systems that can give a greater lead time before an extreme flooding event.
That is why we developed FLASH. It’s a cloud-based tool that lets you access flood information in real-time, from anywhere, and alert others of potential danger up to 12 hours in advance.
Proven in Australia’s Parramatta River Catchment – where it provides the country’s fastest and most accurate flood forecasts – FLASH gives you reliable results in minutes when other models take hours. As a result, you have more time to take effective action and informed decisions when it comes to orders to evacuate and road closures.
And because it is available on a simple subscription basis, using existing models and delivered through the cloud, you can implement FLASH quickly and effectively.
The benefits of the FLASH service
FLASH Rainfall: Live rainfall forecast (short term (Rainfields) and long term (ADFD)) + catchment accumulation and tailored warning service for your catchment.
Warning service: Email and SMS based on rainfall forecast (up to 15 individually tailored messages)
FLASH Monitoring: Basic service + water level and rainfall gauges from up to 3 different data providers all made available within the FLASH dashboard.
Warning services: Basic service + email and SMS based on triggers on water level gauges (up to 20 individually tailored warning messages)
FLASH Flood Forecasting: Plus service + rainfall forecast, monitoring and operational flood model prediction based on ‘real-time’ operational modelling with TUFLOW or 3DI.
Warning services: Plus service + email and SMS based on triggers on model predictions (up to 20 individually tailored warning messages)
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