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.