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Upgraded flood monitoring system ensures motorists' safety

Posted June 18, 2020

Roadside flashers are installed at 53 locations to immediately warn drivers of a flood hazard.

Flood monitoring locations throughout Fort Worth are receiving upgrades as part of ongoing broader improvements to the system that warns motorists and emergency responders of roadway flooding.

The $1.2 million contract awarded by the City Council this week ensures upgrading of remote communications from sensors at 53 locations that typically experience high water during rain events.

Sensors trigger low-water road crossing flashers, which warn drivers to turn around when water is rising, and turns off when water has receded to a safe level. With the upgrade, information will continuously transmit data in real-time, improving the reliability of information on the city’s high water warning webpage.

Installation of the new communications equipment began in 2018.

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