Coastal Risk Helps Communities, Businesses and Governments Get Climate Ready and Storm Safe
Coastal Risk is the first and only source of detailed, accurate, "hyper-local" flood risk information 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. Coastal Risk 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.
Coastal Risk 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. Coastal Risk'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.
Identifying Flood Risk for Individual Properties: FIRST Score® and Coastal Risk Rapid Assessment™
Coastal Risk’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.
Identifying Flood Risk for Coastal Communities
In partnership with local governments, Coastal Risk 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
(4) site-specific recommendations for future adaptation planning
The Coastal Risk 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.
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