The 4m wide and 0,6m heigh autonomous flood barrier was installed in 2017 after the homeowners experienced two flood incidents. Water from the surrounding hills passed through their house on both occasions.
Yesterday’s (24 May) heavy rainfall filled the streets with flood water which activated the flood barrier, preventing the house from flooding. The homeowners were not present at the time. The neighbours made the photo.
SCFD – Self-Closing Flood Door; the autonomous flood barrier functioning without any external energy source – activated solely by the pressure of the upcoming flood water.