Technological Advancements Have Allowed for Better Flood Risk Analysis

October 17, 2018

Flood risk is top of mind for many municipalities and residents within those communities because of severe storm events in recent years.

Texas suffered more flood-related fatalities in 2017 than any other state, by far, according to a National Weather Service report. Floods can strike at any time, and more work is being done to identify the flood-prone areas that exist within our communities, so we can incorporate mitigation efforts, make neighborhoods safer and reduce the loss of life.

Over the last year, Halff has written a series of Insights about how flood-risk technology has advanced—particularly in the last 50 years. We have touched on the paper-to-digital revolution, rainfall historical records, modeling, and flood inundation mapping and forecasting.

Here is an opportunity to catch up on what you may have missed.