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Visual Analysis Shows Coastal Risk Consulting’s New Flood Risk Model Matched Actual Flooding From Irma

PLANTATION, Fla./ Sept. 14, 2017 (StlRealEstate.News) — Coastal Risk Consulting LLC, the only online source for comprehensive flood risk assessments for property owners, today released its side-by-side analysis of flooding at the J.W. Marriott Hotel on Brickell Avenue in Miami, showing Coastal Risk’s projection of the hotel’s storm surge risk matched real-time images of Hurricane Irma’s actual impact.

“Knowing a property’s flood risk is the first step to safeguarding it,” said Albert Slap, President of Coastal Risk. “Becoming more resilient to increased flooding from torrential rainfall, major storms and extreme tides is critical for homeowners as well as businesses, commercial real estate investors, and local governments.

The next challenge for the owners of properties damaged by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma is whether and how to rebuild to become more flood resistant in the face of severe weather to come.”

“The future of flood mapping is here,” Mr. Slap added. Available online for any coastal U.S. location at, the Company’s Coastal Risk Rapid Assessment™ graphically demonstrates current and future flood risk from tidal flooding, storm surges, heavy rainfall and groundwater inundation. Coastal Risk’s proprietary technology assesses a property’s flood risk down to 1- square meter by downscaling datasets from NOAA, FEMA, USGS, USDA, the US Army Corps of Engineers and other sources and by applying high-resolution property elevation data.

Property owners need better flood risk education and communication tools to make better decisions about protecting themselves, their families and their businesses,” Mr. Slap said. “In every coastal state in the U.S., homeowners, realtors, developers and investors, insurers and mortgage lenders, and commercial and municipal facilities turn to Coastal Risk to help them get climate ready and storm safe.”

In light of the extreme suffering caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Coastal Risk will donate ten percent of revenues from sales of its FIRST Score® and Coastal Risk Rapid Assessment™ products to the Red Cross for the remainder of 2017 to assist in recovery efforts in Texas and Florida.

SOURCE: Coastal Risk Consulting LLC