California Department of Transportation

California Department of Transportation

Date:       December 22, 2015
District:   Headquarters
Contact: Tamie McGowen
Phone:    (916) 657-5060

Floodcast Exercise Helps Caltrans Stay Sharp For Real-Life Crises

SACRAMENTO – In this Caltrans News Flash, you’ll go behind the scenes at Floodcast 2015, a simulated flood event that served as a statewide disaster preparation drill. Based on a megastorm-style weather event, Floodcast 2015 gave Caltrans staff a chance to refine and analyze their efforts to keep the state’s transportation system accessible and open during a statewide crisis.

The skills and experience gained during Floodcast 2015 are especially critical and applicable to Caltrans’ mission, given the expected impacts of the coming El Nino this winter.

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This News Flash is the 59th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans’ activities that keep California’s transportation system moving forward.

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