Improving Flash Flood Response with an ArcGIS Online Road Closure App
Track: Emergency Management
Authors: Greg Brown, Michael Parma
New Braunfels experiences widespread road closures during rapid flash flood events. The City has long sought a way to improve communication between responding departments and with the public. Using ArcGIS Online the City created an editable interface for mobile devices provides staff a more streamlined workflow to manage response. A read-only site provides the public better situational awareness. Staff and public adoption of the application was rapid during a recent major flash flood event.