Flash Flood Prediction. James McDonald 4/29/08. Introduction - Relevance. 90% of all national disasters are weather and flood related Central Texas – “Flash Flood Alley” Project Goal – To compare flash flood prediction on multiple scales (NWS, LCRA, City of Austin).
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Flash Flood Prediction
James McDonald 4/29/08
November 15, 2001: 8” of rain in 6 hr. (reported up to 15”)
October 17, 1998: 31 deaths
7,000 people evacuated from homes
Property damages ~ $1 billion
454 Austin homes damaged
December 20, 1991: 200 homes in Travis and Bastrop counties were completely under water
May 24, 1981: 13 drowned, $36 million in damages, Shoal Creek 90 gpm -> 6 million gpm