RMS Flood Insights
Europe Flood Maps: Pre-Release Materials
The Europe Flood Maps, targeted for release this year, will offer a detailed view of flood hazard across 13 countries. The return period maps will be based on the same advanced hazard model methodology that has been used to develop the upcoming HD Europe Flood Model solution. This approach provides a vital representation of flood risk, including pluvial/fluvial flooding, both on- and off-floodplain. Used in combination with the associated HD Flood Model, this comprehensive solution will provide new tools to manage flood risk and expand insurance business in Europe. These pre-release guidance materials are now available on Owl:
Executive brief: scope and benefits of the new probabilistic Europe flood model and flood hazard maps
Scope of release: planned features to be included in the Fall 2015 release of the RMS Europe Inland Flood Maps
Register Now: Managing Inland Flood Risk Webinar on October 1
Our third flood webinar, Managing Inland Flood Risk, will examine the varying causes behind inland flooding such as tropical and extra-tropical weather systems, and share modeling solutions to help you better understand inland flood risk and manage potential impacts on your portfolio.
Webinar: Managing Inland Flood Risk
Date: Thursday, October 1
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. PDT/ 11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m., EDT/ 4:00-5:00 p.m., BST/CET
Did You Miss Our June and July Flood Webinars?
Check out the data-rich slides and informative webcast replays from our recent flood-focused webinars.
The Big Picture on Flood Modeling
Learn best practices, from technologies to underwriting guidelines, for understanding, managing, and growing your flood business.
Understanding and Managing Coastal Flood Risk
Hear key considerations for evaluating coastal exposures, including underlying drivers of coastal flood risk and important variables for ensuring accurate coastal flood modeling.
Coastal Flood Risk: Lessons From Hurricane Katrina
A Look Ahead at Storm Surge Impact - 2010 to 2100
We just marked the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and with it came reminders of the lessons learned by the global insurance industry from what was the costliest catastrophe ever.
More than 50 percent of Katrina's $41 billion in property and casualty insurance losses were driven by storm surge alone. Today, rising sea levels are contributing to increased risk of severe economic damage from flood following a hurricane.
What can insurers expect in terms of storm surge-related economic loss in the decades ahead? We analyzed how rising sea levels may contribute to an increased risk of severe economic damage from flood for New Orleans, Miami, Tampa, Baltimore, New York City, and Boston through 2100. View our "Cities at Risk" infographic here. Download the complete research report here and read more insights in our complete "Lessons From Hurricane Katrina" coverage.