Jan 4, 2022 10:00 EST
January 4, 2022 (Newswire.com) –
RISE joins climate tech startup FloodMapp to announce the launch and integration of FloodMapp’s forecast flooding technology with the navigation app Waze. Funded as a winner of the RISE Urban Mobility Resilience Challenge, FloodMapp’s innovative solution allows Waze to offer drivers real-time, street-level alerts of flooded roads. FloodMapp is piloting the program in Norfolk, Virginia, where Waze users will be the first to test the new feature.
FloodMapp’s groundbreaking forecast technology mixes tidal, riverine and rainfall data to create a rapid, real-time flood inundation model. The information is automatically layered with Norfolk’s citywide road network in a geographic information system and sent to Waze in real time. Drivers using Waze receive pop-up icons and audio alerts to warn…