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Pub. No.:    WO/2018/035234    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/047161
Publication Date: Fri Feb 23 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Aug 17 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: E02B 3/12
E02B 3/04
E02B 3/10
E02B 7/00
E02B 7/02
Applicants: SMITH, Thomas, A.
Inventors: SMITH, Thomas, A.
A flood protection system including a tube plate assembly including a plurality of orifices arranged in a predetermined pattern and density. A tube attachment subsystem is associated with each of the plurality of orifices and is configured to secure an open ended independent barrier tube thereto. A plurality of spaced walls are configured to support the tube plate assembly above the ground such that each barrier tube extends vertically downward from the tube plate to the ground. Filling each barrier tube with the fluid provides outward hydrostatic pressure at each tube-to-tube interface such that friction loss of a flow of flood water along each barrier tube-to-tube interface pathway stops the ingress of the flood water from a flood area to a protected area.