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By Brianna Wray
the Times 

Inflatable dams for flood control

Tarp Innovators and U.S. Flood Control's Tiger Dam products use and reuse water-filled bladders

 

February 27, 2020

Courtesy photo

The Tiger Dam system in action protecting a WalMart store from flood waters in North Carolina. In this case a 36" high baffle was enough to protect an entire store's inventory.

Recent flooding, and the ensuing damage, brings flood mitigation and disaster relief to the forefront of our collective experience. Friends, neighbors and city officials have pooled resources to assist those in need following the 2020 flood, whilst looking back at the flood of 1996.

Moving forward, are there standards and practices that could be put in place to help mitigate future flooding? Deano Perlatti, salesperson for both Tarp Innovators LLC, and U.S. Flood Control, has some ideas.

The Emergency Broadcast System woke Perlatti, who had fallen asleep watching television, on Friday mor...



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