Texas flood no worry for FloodBreak customers

Another devastating flood hit Houston, TX but FloodBreak customers were not worried.

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Automatic Floodgates & Wall Ease Flooding Fears in Tacoma

Three FloodBreak passive automatic flood barriers are part of a new flood wall designed to protect Tacoma’s Central Treatment Plant from flooding.

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FloodBreak Installs Flood Barriers at Two More Hospitals

FloodBreak passive automatic flood barriers are now protecting Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, IA & Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia

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FloodBreak adds New Zealand to its expanding global presence

Permanent passive flood protection without the need for human intervention or powerFor over a decade, FloodBreak® passive automatic flood barrier systems have been protecting people and property without human intervention or power across the U.S.  Based on it’s simple yet proven design, increasingly customers across the globe are choosing the passive system to protect critical assets.  A recent customer installation in New Zealand marks the first in that country though the response has been extremely positive and discussions with the project team will undoubtedly lead to more projects.

Permanent flood protection Hidden beneath grade

The FloodBreak vehicular flood barrier provides permanent protection yet remains hidden beneath grade until an actual flood event occurs, allowing unimpeded access.  Regardless of time of day and without need for personnel to be present, the floodgate will deploy automatically, lifted by the power of the rising floodwater.

Permanent Passive Flood Protection with Curb Appeal

FloodBreak passive automatic flood barriers provide the best of all worlds: permanent flood protection, full building access and architectural integration.

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FloodBreak® Passive Automatic Flood Barriers – No Height Limitation

FloodBreak passive automatic flood barriers can be built to any design flood elevation.

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Saved From Flash Flooding

Two newly installed FloodBreak® passive automatic flood barriers protected a Dallas, TX condo garage from flooding during a recent storm.

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FloodBreak featured in FEMA Floodproofing Non-Residential Buildings publication

FEMA P-936, Floodproofing Non-Residential Buildings, features two hospital flood mitigation projects with floodwalls and FloodBreak® passive flood barriers. The new publication is intended to assist local government officials, engineers, architects, and property owners involved in the planning and implementation of floodproofing retrofits. Both hospital mitigation projects were FEMA funded and used a combination of floodwalls and passive flood barriers to protect the lifeline institutions. The combination is an effective approach for hospitals as it provides the flood protection these critical institutions need to ensure that they can provide healthcare to their communities while also ensuring full access for patients and staff until a flood event is imminent. You can find the full publication on FEMA’s website.  . Go to FEMA website

FEMA issued a new Floodproofing Non-Residential Buildings publication  (FEMA P-936 ) to provide new information and guidance for planning and implementation of floodproofing retrofits. The passive floodgate technology used by FloodBreak has been proven in actual flood situations at over a dozen verified customer locations including many with multiple occurrences.

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MTA Tests FloodBreak Vent Shaft System for Subway Flood Protection

The FloodBreak® Vent Shaft System is a versatile flood control product line that protects a range of ventilation openings above and below grade.

NY Subway system installs FloodBreak to protect against street floodingInitially designed as a flood control solution for the MTA, the closure device passively protects subway system vents from being inundated by localized street flooding.

In response to Sandy, The MTA asked FloodBreak to develop a 2nd generation closure device to protect against coastal storm surge for their vulnerable vent openings, particularly in lower Manhattan. It would only be used in a planned shutdown if a major storm like Hurricane Irene or Superstorm Sandy approached the city.

MTA tests FloodBreak vent shaftThis system was recently tested for government leaders and featured in the Wall Street Journal.

Here’s the link: A Grate Fix for Flooding

The double–gated device is designed for 10’ pressure head, near 100% airflow during “rest” position and is deployable by single operator with special tool, a MTA requirement. It is simple by design, requiring no maintenance, no power and ready for quick deployment.

NY Subway Crews boarding up vent shafts (2)_200x150Once installed inside the ventilation shafts, the units will eliminate the need for the labor intensive and risky process previously used where MTA personnel covered sidewalk grates with plywood and sand bags.

Historic Galveston Library Protected by Passive Flood Barriers

Architecturally integrated FloodBreak® passive automatic flood barriers protect Rosenberg Library.

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