WIPP barrier installation trials were carried out at ANZAC Parade, Wanganui with Horizon Regional Council staff and contractors. The larger barrier was air filled to simulate the deployment. The barriers are used to provide the required level of flood protection along the stop bank in areas where there are access roads crossing the flood defences.
The WIPP was deployed at the Waitaki River town ship to protect the homes from flooding.
Members from the Tauranga Rescue Team, attending the 2 day Flood Response Course.
Two 2ft WIPP’s were deployed in Fernside, North Canterbury to divert flood water from a breach in a stream around a home.
When the stream behind the town of Sefton in North Canterbury burst its banks after heavy rain, Hydro Response deployed two WIPP barriers and diverted the water from this home keeping it dry.
Members from the Taranaki Red Cross and Rescue Team, attending the 2 day Flood Response Course.
Members from the Palmerston North Rescue Team and Red Cross staff from Palmerston North and Hawkes Bay, attending the 2 day Flood Response Course.
Members from the Nelson and Blenheim Red Cross, Rural Fire and REST Teams, attending the 2 day Flood Response Course.
Participants getting the chance to work with the WIPP™ system.
The WIPP™ system was set up to create a pond on sloping ground near a river. The effectiveness of the results are easy to see. The WIPP™ barriers were inflated using water pressure from a fire hydrant.