FloodReady Smartphone App: share flood information with the community
All flood prone citizens should have access to real-time flood warning information. The HydroNET FloodReady Smartphone Application provides citizens with real-time information about actual risks of flooding. This will help the community to take the right actions to prevent flood damage and potentially saving lives.
The App is able to geo-locate the user and obtain both ‘actual’ and ‘forecast’ river level data from the nearest (to the end user) BoM gauge stations . The App then retrieves and displays the relevant flood map and shows flood extent in relation to the end user’s current location and a number of saved ‘favourite location’s’, which can include the users home, business, child’s kindergarten or school, or elderly relatives home etc.
Flood warning information is provided in a range of simple visual forms to improve understanding and dissemination. Clear and concise flood warning messages, consistent with BoM messages, are also provided. The App also includes links to key flood and disaster-related agency websites and information.
The App has been developed in cooperation with the Queensland State Government and Royal HaskoningDHV for the Lower Burnett River Catchment which includes the community of Bundaberg.