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Government-Produced Flood Maps May Have Underestimated Properties at Risk

First Street Foundation, a nonprofit agency, is making accurate climate change-adjusted flood scores available for every property in the U.S. today. There are government-produced maps showing 8.7 million homes and properties at significant flood riskā€”and it turns out those may …

Texas A&M Study: Better Science, Urban Planning Needed in Coastal Cities

The field of urban planning is gaining interest as cities around the world, including Houston, are facing increased exposure to weather-related risks and hazards ranging from sea level rise and flooding to temperature build-up and urban heat island effect. Philip …

FM Global Creates Global Flood Map to Help Businesses Manage Flood Risk

With flooding on the rise around the world, Johnston, R.I.-based FM Global said it has created an interactive Global Flood Map to help companies manage this increasing and potentially costly risk. The Global Flood Map provides business executives with a …

JLT Re Partners with KatRisk to Expand Modeling Capability in Canada

JLT Re, the London-based reinsurance broker and consultancy, has combined forces with flood modeling company, KatRisk, to enhance its flood risk modeling capabilities for clients across Canada. Berkeley, Calif.-based KatRisk’s suite of flood risk modeling tools includes both flood inundation …

In Vermont, Snow Piles Prompt Threat of Possible Spring Floods

A series of February snowstorms have piled up the snow in the mountains of Vermont heading into the last month of winter and emergency planners and weather forecasters are starting to prepare for the possibility of flooding when that snow …

ABI Warns of Increased Flood Risks in England and Wales

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has warned that the flood risk faced by communities in political constituencies across England and Wales presents a “worrying”‘ situation. It selected “Boston and Skegness in Lincolnshire as the constituency with the most homes …