HazardHub Releases HazardHub FloodTM – a Powerful New Tool for Flood Risk Assessment

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We want to let the data do the talking for flood risk.

HazardHub, the nation’s most comprehensive provider of hazard risk data, is proud to release HazardHub Flood, a new and powerful assessor of a property’s overall flood risk.

In the United States, flood assessment is usually left to the Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA). While FEMA’s in/out assessments of flood zones are important, they can also be limiting due to aged flood maps, political considerations and communities simply not participating in FEMA’s Flood zone analysis. HazardHub Flood provides an overall risk of flood regardless of a property’s FEMA Flood Zone rating.

HazardHub combines multiple, critical elements in creating the proprietary HazardHub Flood including the strength of potential flooding sources, elevation difference between the property and the potential source, base flood elevation (BFE) characteristics, and the distance to those sources. Also – if the property is near a shoreline – the flood model will capture the risk from from hurricane-driven storm surge. The result is an unparalleled view to the likelihood of a property “getting wet” due to external water.

Brady Foust, Chief Science Officer for HazardHub explains that, “For too long there has been an over-reliance of FEMA flood maps in determining a property’s risk of flood. As we saw with Hurricane Harvey and other major flood events throughout the country, hundreds of properties that were marked as low likelihood of flood – or not even scored by FEMA – actually ended up flooded. Many of these same properties showed as very high risk of flood with HazardHub Flood.”

In the 2010 Nashville Flood, there were approximately 12,230 locations inside of…

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