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Here's how a new machine learning method could predict and pinpoint floods in real time

A person walks a flooded road with submerged cars on either side.

Real-time flood forecasting could save lives. Image: REUTERS/Mike Blake

Valeriy Ivanov
Professor of Hydrosystems Engineering, University of Michigan
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About two-thirds of flood-related fatalities in the US are classified as “driving” and “in water”. Image: Reuters.

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Comparisons of areas modelled for floodwater levels during Hurricane Harvey by the sophisticated model and by the simpler models. Image: The Conversation.
A birds-eye view of a flood in California.
As the climate crisis increases rainfall intensity, flood risks will rise. Image: REUTERS/Fred Greaves


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