FloodLead enables you to reliably forecast heavy rainfall to initiate protective measures against the event.
The reliable forecast is high-resolution and street-level accurate.
A 60-minute head start enables the emergency services to properly prioritise the impending missions. Citizens and local industry can initiate individual protective measures earlier.
Municipal responsibility bodies
- Effective damage prevention of the municipal infrastructure such as public
- transport and public buildings
- Enabling data-based follow-up measures for flood protection
- Possibility to validate hydrodynamic models
- Documentation of heavy rainfall events, e.g. for insurance purposes
Early information to emergency services
- Emergency services in the right place at the right time
- Reduction of the chaos phase
- More effective alarm and deployment planning
Better crisis management for residents and industry
- Early information on heavy rainfall to residents and industry at risk
- Increased feeling of security
- Earlier start of individual countermeasures e.g. clearing grounds/cellars or sealing doors
FloodLead enables the various user groups to define points to be monitored independently online in a portal. The users can then determine in which form they would like to be notified when there is a threat of danger.
The system generates this forecast information by combining DWD (German Weather Forecast Service) weather data and data from sensors for precipitation, water levels and sewers distributed in the area to be monitored. This data is processed by an intelligent, self-learning algorithm, which generates the forecasts.
System trains itself
Steadily increasing alarm quality
Annual inspection by AI experts
1 Location Analysis
A municipality has already prepared heavy rainfall hazard maps and has carried out the hazard analysis. In a guided process, the system is then designed for its optimal performance: A location analysis deals with the topographical conditions, an analysis of past events and an analysis of the possible discharge processes. This is the basis for the deployment of the sensor technology. The existing measuring network of the municipality is included as far as possible.
2 Data Infrastructure Analysis
This is followed by a review and evaluation of existing measurement networks with regard to their usefulness for heavy rainfall monitoring. The data availability and quality as well as the connection possibilities via the local LoRa WAN network or public LPWAN structures are checked.
3 Implementation Planning
As a conclusion of the planning phase, the implementation planning and the exact elaboration of the offer to the municipality are carried out. Offers for citizens and industry are defined. The accompanying marketing measures are discussed.
4 System Implementation
Installation and commissioning are discussed together with the municipal responsible bodies. A project manager coordinates all activities, which are carried out by us as the operator. After completion of the activities, the central user groups receive training in the use of FloodLead.
Extensions of the area or merging with other already networked areas are very easily possible at a later date.
With FloodLead, you receive a complete system from a single source "as a service". We take care of the installation and maintenance of all components of the warning system, the set-up of the necessary data infrastructure as well as the set-up and operation of the access options for the different user groups.
Your advantage: You can take care of your actual tasks.
Emergency and rescue services as well as authorities are alerted at an early stage and with zonal accuracy. Depending on the requirements, the danger message is sent directly to the responsible persons or directly to the control centre via SMS, phone call or CB radio. In addition, the danger zones can be viewed visually on the map-based online portal.
Citizens are informed after registration in a citizen portal. The danger message can be sent via defined channels such as phone call or SMS. Further digital interfaces are available for industrial companies.
Prioritisation of information channels is possible. Thus, rescue services can be informed first. Alarm releases by authorities or rescue services are also possible.
In addition to the heavy rain forecast, other data sources or supplementary warning systems can be included for an extended flood warning. Networked level measurements in the sewer system indicate impoundage in good time.
Energy-autonomous level measurements at defined watercourse points offer protection against imminent flooding due to overflowing.
- Heavy rain forecast
- Level measurments in the sewer system
- Water levels at water bodies
Heavy rain early warning system against heavy rain hazards as well as overflow and river flooding caused by heavy rain
Complete service offer - you receive the early alarms
Street-precise definition of alerts by citizens possible
Self-learning weather radar and sensor-based early warning system
Easily scalable system - functional with as few as 10 sensors