Rapid and unpredictable flooding is one of the most difficult natural phenomena to manage.
Global warming and the increase in soil permeability have the effect of increasing the frequency and intensity of this type of phenomenon.
In addition to all the devices that Dryup offers, for extreme emergency situations, where it is necessary to provide humanitarian aid and to protect populations in distress, Dryup has created and is developing an innovative device, allowing to occur in these needs in the event of a rapid and sometimes unpredictable flood.
Dryup is developing a device integrated into an autonomous module, which can be deployed in distress scenarios very quickly by air.
This device is quite simply a modular cabin of 15 m2 equipped with telescopic poles and which self-levels above a flooded surface. Inside the modules there are first aid kits, drinking water bottles, energy food, thermal blankets, among other first aid devices.
This equipment will protect the occupants above the water and can be used in flooded scenarios with a maximum depth of 5 meters.
On March 14 and 15, 2019, Cyclone Idai caused more than 2.6 million flood victims in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi (according to the UN), over several million hectares submerged, for more than two weeks. It is for this type of scenario that our equipment is very useful, a scenario where the number of people and the area affected are very high. This invention is protected by an international patent.
The advantages of the device:
- It deploys quickly by air.
- It adapts to the local topography.
- It is energy self-sufficient.
- It can be used on a multitude of scenarios (High Mountain, Avalanche, Earthquake, etc.)
The operating technology of this type of equipment has already been tested in the laboratory, with the construction of a first technical prototype.