SPOTLIGHT | Flood Information & Response System (FIRST)
FIRST (Flood Information & Response System) was developed for the City of Houston as an end-to-end radar-based flood assessment and mapping tool for critical infrastructure. Facilities include hospitals, nursing homes, fire stations and shelters. The system allows for early warning with real-time visualizations of critical hotspots and inundated areas during rain events. The system is designed to assist the City of Houston in addressing emergency management and operations, including emergency closures, evacuation, as well as rescue operations.