Flood 2017: Inflatable flood protection Kowhai Park off ANZAC Parade. Wednesday, April 05, 2017 Wanganui Chronicle photograph by Bevan Conley.
Last week, heavy rains from the remnants of Cyclone Debbie caused serious flooding on New Zealand’s northern island. Several regions were impacted and evacuations were implemented. The WIPP® System from Hydrological Solutions came to the aid in one region to protect a few areas against the high water levels from nearby rivers. The WIPP® System used was purchased through one of our excellent New Zealand distributors, Hydro Response.
Flooding in New Zealand
A state of emergency was declared in several regions near the rivers in the middle of last week. Officials attempted contacting local residents concerning evacuations.
Local farmland was impacted by the flooding as updates kept coming in.
Several regions were impacted by the flooding as evacuations were being organized. The flooding threatened many local places. This prompted deployment of the WIPP® System to protect a few key areas.
The WIPP System at Work
This is a great example of how easy and effective the WIPP® System is to use during emergency flooding. Easy to install, it can be deployed even as the flood levels rise. Water at the site is used to inflate the flood barrier quickly forming a wall around your property, The WIPP® System molds to the terrain, forming a seal ensuring no water leaks through. Your property remains protected as the floodwaters persist and recede. The WIPP® System is reusable and easy to store and leaves minimal environmental impact.
Read more about the recent flooding in New Zealand.
Heavy rain and flooding is impossible to predict, but much easier to prepare for ahead of time. The WIPP® System is the ideal method for flood protection. Have the peace of mind knowing your property is protected should flooding strike. Consider making the WIPP® System your flood barrier of choice. Contact Us for more information on using water-inflated flood barriers for flood protection.
Have you seen this viral video floating around the internet? It is real-time footage of a road being washed away in a matter of seconds due to flash flooding here in Texas recently. The first week of June saw a state of emergency declared for the State of Texas because of all of the flooding.
If a flash flood can do that kind of damage to maintained public roads, think of how much worse the damage can be to your house. However, you can protect your home and your wallet by installing easy to use flood protection products from WIPP solution by Hydrological Solutions.
WIPP® System Barriers Spare Texas Home
Homeowners in Ft. Bend County were a little late bringing in our WIPP® System to combat the Texas floods recently. There was already high water surrounding their home. The beauty of the WIPP System is that it didn’t matter.
We installed water inflated property protector barriers around the home. The standing water was then pumped out away from the home. The barriers keep more water from coming back or getting into the house. Of course, ideally, we want to help you prepare for a flood before it comes.
Still, we know firsthand just how fast rain can go from a downpour to a flash flood. This home is surrounded by one of our temporary dams. It is 675 linear feet and stands 4’ and 6’ tall.
Fast Temporary Flood Protection Installation
Without the WIPP® System in place, that home would have easily been inundated with water resulting in enormous repair costs. Instead, we provided fast temporary flood protection installation thereby limiting the actual damage to their home.
This family only contacted us after the flooding had already begun. If nothing else, these recent massive floods should serve as a warning to get ready ahead of time. Let us install a flood barrier for you and you won’t have to worry about water entering your home or business.
Just because the rain has stopped doesn’t mean that the danger is over. Flooding can happen again before the standing water around your home has even receded, leading to even more damage. We can pump out the standing water and protect your home from any further flood damage.
Get the WIPP System from Hydrological Solutions
The WIPP® system is sturdy, weather resistant, and reusable flood protection that can save your property when the next wave of flood waters come.
Perhaps the worst is over, or the worst is yet to come. Don’t get caught off guard by the next Texas flash flood. Get prepared now. Contact us for more information on using the WIPP® System to protect your home from flood waters.