Fact Sheet 2010–3029
The Real Time Flood Alert System is a web-based computer program, developed as a data integration tool, and designed to increase the ability of emergency managers to rapidly and accurately predict flooding conditions of streams in Puerto Rico. The system includes software and a relational database to determine the spatial and temporal distribution of rainfall, water levels in streams and reservoirs, and associated storms to determine hazardous and potential flood conditions. The computer program was developed as part of a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Geological Survey Caribbean Water Science Center and the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency, and integrates information collected and processed by these two agencies and the National Weather Service.
First posted May 21, 2010
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López-Trujillo, D., 2010, Real Time Flood Alert System (RTFAS) for Puerto Rico: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010–3029, 6 p., available at https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2010/3029/