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Preventing Flood Damage with IoT Sensors


Illustration: © IoT For AllNatural disasters, such as floods and storms, pose a threat to lives and property worldwide. Without proper monitoring systems, these natural events often culminate in disasters that have severe implications for economic loss, social disruptions, and damage to the urban environment.According to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the United States averages 5,000 floods each year, leading to staggering property damage and, in some cases, death. In 2019 alone, flooding resulted in $45.9 billion in economic losses.Floodwaters can rise quickly and with little warning, resulting in chaotic and dangerous situations for citizens and emergency response teams. …

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