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Showcase: Flood Hazard Index (2)

Showcase: Flood Hazard Index

The recent flooding in the Western Cape has caused significant damage, and displaced many people. One of the affected sites is Macassar. More than 120 residents were evacuated, leaving their flooded homes behind. Our thoughts are with you all.

Most things can be related to a position on the Earth’s surface. By knowing these positions and monitoring how they behave, predictions can be made on how they will change in the future. Our team combined machine learning and geospatial analyses to create a Flood Hazard Index. With this we hope to assist in greatly reducing the risk of floods destroying homes again in the future.

In the featured example, this map of Macassar shows areas with high flood hazard in dark blue.

Insert photo credit: News 24

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