Infrared cameras installed in Austin to detect flood level

Posted on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 at 5:18 pm    

City of Austin authorities are utilizing infrared cameras to safely determine the water levels during flood, KXAN reported on November 18.

In a pilot project spearheaded by city employee Matt Porcher, the infrared cameras will be placed beneath low water crossings to take real time pictures of bridge markers during heavy rain, which will determine water levels. The first operating camera was installed at Bluff Springs Road in Onion Creek. The infrared cameras installed reportedly produce accurate images even at night and were designed to send warning messages of severe flooding to residents. The pilot project was initiated following the death of Travis County Deputy Jessica Hollis, who was washed away by flood waters while patrolling flood-prone areas.

Unfortunately, flood waters can severely damage the foundations of houses. If you have experienced this, insurance companies should immediately reimburse your funds needed for repair. If your insurance provider fails to fulfill their obligations in Dallas, however, the attorneys of Smith Kendall, PLLC may fight on your behalf for the funds you need. Call us today at (214) 361-6124 to learn more.