UA professor receives grant to develop flood prediction system

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WIAT) — One University of Alabama geography professor is keeping a close eye on the historic flooding in Baton Rouge.

Dr. Sagy Cohen specializes in Global Hydrology. His research unit has recently received a grant to develop a flood inundation map using remote satellite images.

This grant will allow him to develop a new flood prediction system that can alert people sooner and give them crucial time to get to safety.

The flooding killed 13 people and damaged 40,000 homes.

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