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Real Time Flood Alert System (RTFAS) for Puerto Rico

Fact Sheet 2010-3029

Prepared in cooperation with the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency (PREMA)
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Abstract

The Real Time Flood Alert System is a web-based computer program, developed as a data integration tool, and designed to increase the ability of emergency managers to rapidly and accurately predict flooding conditions of streams in Puerto Rico. The system includes software and a relational database to determine the spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall, water levels in streams and reservoirs, and associated storms to determine hazardous and potential flood conditions. The computer program was developed as part of a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Geological Survey Caribbean Water Science Center and the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency, and integrates information collected and processed by these two agencies and the National Weather Service.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Real Time Flood Alert System (RTFAS) for Puerto Rico
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2010-3029
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2010
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Caribbean Water Science Center
Description:
6 p.
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y