What is urban flooding and how is it incorporated in the Flood Model?

Learn about urban flooding and how it is incorporated in the First Street Foundation Flood Model.

Definition

Urban flooding, is flooding that occurs after periods of extended, high intensity rainfall, river overtopping, and storm surge in heavily populated areas.  

 

On Flood Factor 

Urban flooding is incorporated into the Flood Model through the methods used to incorporate rain, river, and surge flooding with special consideration given to the infrastructure, development, and water management systems that exist in urban areas.

 

Learn more

How are different flood events created for the maps shown on Flood Factor?

How will different flood depths affect my property? 

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