FloodAlerts featured on the BBC’s Technology Show following on from praise in recent weeks by Government ministers for the service’s ability to keep the public updated as river levels were rapidly rising through the wettest April on record. The start of June has seen flash flooding in some parts of Wales and FloodAlerts on Facebook has proved to be an invaluable application during these bouts of wet weather.
FloodAlerts was launched on the social network only last month, in partnership with the Environment Agency, and has now been named as the winner of the Innovation in enterprise award in the 2012 Guardian and Virgin Media Business Innovation Nation awards.
FloodAlerts is the first graphical representation of live flooding data, which is fed to the app from the Environment Agency’s network of monitoring stations throughout the UK, allowing the information to mapped for the whole country and for individual alerts based on geographic areas to be notified to users in their Facebook timeline.
Featured on the BBC’s Technology Show Click on the 1 June 2012