Flooded Roadway Warning

Ironically, many drivers rescued from flood waters report that they were in a hurry to get home, to safety, as the reason for attempting to drive through a flooded roadway. A mere six inches of fast-moving water can knock over an adult. It takes only two feet of rushing water to carry away most vehicles, which includes pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles.

Advance warning stations advise motorists of a weather-impaired or flooded roadway by activating flashing beacons, message signs, or automatic road barrier gates. A well-designed system can help a region conserve Emergency Management, Rescue and Road Department resources, as well as improve public safety, weather forecasting, and response to flooding events.

HSE offers a complete roadside warning system that can integrate with existing ALERT/IFLOWS flood warning systems. Base station software notifies personnel of events and provides remote control of these advance warning sites for improved traffic safety.