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ClimaCell takes IoT approach to flood prediction

Boston based micro weather forecasting company ClimaCell has just extended its short-range flood prediction service with global availability and alerts up to 24 hours before, anticipated events such as rivers bursting banks and flooding a nearby town. ClimaCell’s unique proposition is based on its global network of 500 million virtual sensors to feed data to its Hydro-Meteorological platform designed to predict when floods will strike, including flash floods. The company says it has already deployed this in megacities more prone to flooding, embracing 500 million people across Asia, South America, Africa, and Europe. Micro weathercasting predated modern computer models when meteorology was in the hands of supposedly local experts, but has grown recently with increased availability of sensor data on…

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