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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Swarm of drones to give early warning of flash floods - tech - 22 May 2013 - New Scientist

 

A drone monitoring system that tracks flash floods in real time can buy time to escape before the waters hit

FLASH floods are quick and deadly. At least 13 people died when a surge hit parts of Saudi Arabia earlier this month. Two years earlier, 123 were killed when thunderstorms dumped rain over arid land to the east of the Red Sea port of Jeddah, hitting the city with no warning. A drone monitoring system that tracks floods in real time would sound the alarm before the water hits.

Swarm of drones to give early warning of flash floods - tech - 22 May 2013 - New Scientist