LoRa Technology: Flood Sensor Monitoring With Real-time Data

Green Stream Technologies Advices When The Water Raises

p>Hampton Roads at Ground Zero

The metropolitan region in Southeastern Virginia called "Hampton Roads" is prone to flooding. The area is home to two million citizens and 14 military installations, including Langley Air Force Base and Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval complex in the world. Like many of the 665 coastal communities in the U.S., this region regularly floods during moderate to heavy rains and high tides. Hampton Roads has the additional burden of experiencing land subsidence - the ground is sinking as sea level water is rising.

Recurrent flooding leaves neighborhood roads with standing water and stalled vehicles. The Direct of IT development for the City of Norfolk approached Jim Gray, and electrical and systems engineer, at a local Maketplace about the city's chronic flooding problem. What started as an innovative pilot project to keep the city apprised of how high waters were getting and which roads were impassable is now Green Stream Technologies, which leverages Semtech's LoRa Devices and wireless radio frequency technology (LoRa Technology)