barrier http://peoriapublicradio.org en New technology fights the flood http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/new-technology-fights-flood <p></p><div>One of the most-used tools to combat flood water are sandbags. But in west central Illinois a relatively new technology is being utilized to stave off flood waters. And as IPR’s Bill Wheelhouse reports that technology has been used in military combat as well.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan sleep behind bulletproof barriers used as shields against attacks. Those same barriers are now being used as shields against the river.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:18:58 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4536 at http://peoriapublicradio.org