This risk-based approach arms decision makers with a probability based analysis map, allowing them to visualize and prioritize actions in areas that are more likely to flood first. This analysis in turn leads to smarter emergency action planning, allowing first responders and other agencies to stage critical resources such as traffic management crews in key places to allow for systematic evacuation. Layered into a real time Geographic Information System, this key information can enable better decision making in the event of an emergency which could improve public opinion and benefit public safety.
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For additional information about McBreach, you can contact Chris Goodell, Principal Consultant, Hydraulics and Hydrology. Chris specializes in water resources hydraulic engineering. His expertise includes hydraulic modeling, dam break studies, sediment transport, bridge and culvert design, inundation mapping, and software development/design. He is an internationally known leader in HEC-RAS modeling with a particular interest in risk-based solutions for hydraulic modeling. He has taught over 100 professional education courses on HEC-RAS around the United States and on 5 continents.