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Real Time Flood Alert System (RTFAS) for Puerto Rico

June 2, 2010

The Real Time Flood Alert System is a web-based computer program, developed as a data integration tool, and designed to increase the ability of emergency managers to rapidly and accurately predict flooding conditions of streams in Puerto Rico. The system includes software and a relational database to determine the spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall, water levels in streams and reservoirs, and associated storms to determine hazardous and potential flood conditions. The computer program was developed as part of a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Geological Survey Caribbean Water Science Center and the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency, and integrates information collected and processed by these two agencies and the National Weather Service.

Publication Year 2010
Title Real Time Flood Alert System (RTFAS) for Puerto Rico
DOI 10.3133/fs20103029
Authors Dianne Lopez-Trujillo
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2010-3029
Index ID fs20103029
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Caribbean Water Science Center