The Czech City of Liberec will install new equipment to strengthen its flood warning system and ensure the safety of its residents. 

The municipality will spend CZK 9 million (EUR 354,137) for the installation of over 100 new detectors, 9 electronic sirens, and 4 sensors for monitoring water levels.  

How will this benefit the city and its residents? 

Strengthening the warning and information system in the city will warn the Integrated Rescue System (IRS) and the public if they are faced with threats such as floods. Moreover, the modern sirens will enable volunteer firefighters to mobilise themselves more rapidly than before. Similarly, local authorities and the IRS will be able to alert residents more quickly. In turn, significant damage can be avoided and lives can be saved. 

Technicians will install the new equipment near shopping centres, sports grounds, schools, and other areas where large groups of people gather. In addition to this, level sensors will also be installed on watercourses near the river Nisa. 

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