Featured Innovation: A Trusted Advisor In A Trying Time
When Hurricane Florence threatened and then hit the Carolinas, Freese and Nichols helped guide the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ Flood Mitigation Program before, during and after the storm.
Freese and Nichols staff worked around the clock to develop a large hydraulic model to help the DNR inform and manage state emergency resources. Our team created new scripting procedures and data capture tools to automatically download and analyze hydrologic data.
The model was reviewed and updated continuously to obtain quick and accurate results. The innovative tools and methods developed during Hurricane Florence enabled Freese and Nichols to hydraulically model 4.5 million acres – approximately one-quarter of South Carolina – in less than two days without preprocessed data readily available.