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IoT Flood Alerts

Posted on: 08/02/2017| Source: http://www.meritalk.com

Flash floods are incredibly dangerous, but IoT sensors could be an enormous resource to local authorities in dangerous situations. The Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology (DHS S&T) First Responders Group is working on implementing these sensors in high-risk areas like central Texas. “The smart alerts project will send data to first responders from the IoT flood sensors instead of having to physically assess the flood area. The team is developing a software technology to collect data from flood sensors, analyze it and send it as geo-targeted alerts to the individuals who are affected by the event.”

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