Grand Prairie Flood Warning Phase 1
The City of Grand Prairie has experienced numerous flooding events over the years, which have resulted in vehicle and property damage and risks to loss of life. Therefore, the City seeks to mobilize emergency operations and first responders as soon as possible to minimize losses during flooding events. Walter P Moore has teamed with the University of Texas-Arlington to build a flood warning/forecast system for the City of Grand Prairie, which will support these operations by providing advance warning and notification to City emergency managers of impending flooding conditions. This system will be based on relationships between real-time rainfall and intensity and estimated high water levels. Ultimately, the system will permit City emergency managers to identify areas of inundation and allow the timely dispatch of first responders to these areas to close roads, evacuate, shelter-in-place, and/or begin rescue operations.