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StormSense

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  • Hampton Roads, VA; Newport News, VA; Virginia Beach, VA; Norfolk, VA
  • Jon Derek Loftis
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Jon Loftis from the College of WIlliam and Mary used near-real-time sensors and other regional data sources to predict flooding from storm surge, rain, and tides in Virginia. In 2016 Loftis partnered with Newport News and other Hampton Roads coastal communities in Virginia, using grant funding from the National Institute of Science and Technology; he set up sensors on bridges and build the StormSense site to continually monitor water levels to accurately forecast storms and warn regional residents about flooding dangers. StormSense has since won multiple awards.

Datasets

Installed water level sensors, Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) and VIMS TideWatch Network

Partners

College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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