CRC Helps Communities, Businesses and Governments Get Climate Ready and Storm Safe
Coastal Risk Consulting (CRC) is the first company to provide millions of coastal homeowners, as well as businesses and local governments, with a state-of-the-art, flood risk assessment tool online at an affordable price. CRC is committed to helping clients get climate ready and storm safe by providing the tools needed for informed flood-risk decision-making today and decades into the future.
""In South Florida, among the worst-hit parts of the country for sunny-day flooding, people are not waiting for state or federal help. Those who can afford it are starting to act on their own. A company, Coastal Risk Consulting, has cropped up to advise them, and is offering its services nationally."
CRC has revolutionized flood prediction modeling by automating high-resolution elevation data (LIDAR) with storm and tidal flood projections (including sea level rise) and heavy rainfall. CRC's flood prediction models integrate a wealth of accurate scientific data from NOAA, USGS, USACE, NASA and other sources to create a comprehensive assessment of current and future flood risk at the property level.
"Around the world, coastal cities will upgrade existing structures to reduce flood risk and build new structures and infrastructure that is more resilient in the face of sea-level rise … Companies such as Coastal Risk Consulting are developing flood risk statistical models at the parcel level. Competition in forming accurate forecasts will incentivize such firms to design high-quality, useful forecasts."
Identifying Flood Risk for Individual Properties: FIRST Score® and Coastal Risk Rapid Assessment™
CRC’s state-of-the-art risk screening process enables clients to easily identify and understand the potential risks to individual properties at the parcel level from flooding, tidal effects, storm surge, and sea level rise. Dynamic forces of wind, flying debris and wave impacts can be added, as needed. Our FIRST Score and Coastal Risk Rapid Assessment enables each individual client to evaluate the current risk status of a property and how it will be impacted in five-year increments over 30 years.
“We’re not going to just abandon trillions of dollars of coastal assets. The doom-and-gloom people who say we should run for the hills – that’s not going to happen either,” says Slap, President and Co-Founder of CRC. “So we need to adapt. But to do that we need better information and that’s what technology can bring us.”
Identifying Flood Risk for Coastal Communities
In partnership with local governments, CRC applies its Coastal Community Risk Assessment protocol as a starting point for the client to identify actions to implement adaptation measures in an identified Project Area. Our Coastal Community Risk Assessment process generates: (1) a set of state-of-the-art, flood risk maps; (2) a vulnerability assessment; (3) a preliminary outline of potential adaptation strategies; and, (4) site-specific recommendations for future adaptation planning.
The CRC team provides advice on issues such as planning and design, sustainable design and construction, transportation, water management, flood risk and coastal management, emergency preparedness, health impact assessment, and biodiversity issues. The resulting improvements in resilience in built and natural systems can promote and enhance successful, continuous adaptive management to evolving climate-related conditions.
“This Plantation-based startup has delved elbow-deep into the doom and gloom of climate change by offering realistic predictions regarding a
property's vulnerability to rising seas. The company compiles data into a program so that individual South Florida
homeowners can go online and search their property's risk of sea-level rise. And it doesn't cost a fortune.”
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