Extreme weather conditions are increasing. Combating this with structural measures has only limited effectiveness. The authorities are facing increasing demands to swiftly take the right measures following a heavy rainfall event to protect the public and critical infrastructures.
We have joined forces with experienced hydrology and technology partner SPEKTER to provide the digital service “Flood Warning due to Heavy Precipitation”. The system detects imminent flooding in real time and immediately alerts the competent authorities via app, SMS, e-mail or voice call, giving them valuable time to mobilise the emergency services and warn the public.
Precautions can be taken in good time to protect lives and critical infrastructures, significantly reducing the amount of damage caused.
Combination of MeteoSwiss with local precipitation and water level sensors.
The authorities are given access to a graphical user interface (map showing the real-time status of the sensors)
Modern algorithms and rules are used to evaluate precipitation and water level data.
The authorities receive warnings and alarms in three alert levels.
Alerts can be integrated into cantonal operations centres and activated for citizens.