TMC-Rice Flood Alert System


TMC-Rice Flood Alert System


FAS5 is the latest version of the Rice/TMC Flood Alert System designed by Dr. Philip Bedient, Dr. Nick Fang, and Dr. Baxter Vieux. FAS5 uses real-time radar rainfall data to predict flood levels at critical locations. Over the last twenty years, TMC has used the FAS system to determine when to implement emergency protocols regarding the placement and/or closing of gates and doors in order to prevent flood damage to the Texas Medical Center. These systems are designed for specific TMC end-users, but the real-time predictions and flood warnings are also available to the public online.

Floodplain Map of Memorial Day Flood from Wilcrest to Main Street along Brays Bayou