Tropical Cyclone Profile Options Pane

 

The Tropical Cyclone Profile Options pane enables you to analyze your exposure data for the values listed in the following table. The intensity of historical hurricanes is expressed using the Saffir-Simpson scale

This pane includes pane-specific parameters, parameters specific to the Hazard Analysis Template, and parameters common to all objects. Use them  to establish a tropical cyclone profile. To include this hazard in the Hazard Analysis Template when it is applied, click the associated toggle.

Return Values

Description

Flag Values

Risk

100-Year Loss Level Represents the loss amount likely to be equaled or exceeded 1 % or the time, or in one year out of 100. Example To flag certain conditions, enter low and high loss level  percentages.
250-Year Loss Level Represents the loss amount likely to be equaled or exceeded 0.4 % of the time, or in one year out of 250. Example To flag certain conditions, enter low and high loss level  percentages.
Average Annual Loss Refers to the loss you can expect to occur per year, on average, over a period of many years. More... To flag certain conditions, enter low and high loss level  percentages.

Relative Risk

Relative Risk by County The ranking of a location's risk score with respect to other locations within the same county, expressed as a percentile. To flag certain conditions, enter low and high risk score percentages.
Relative Risk by State

The ranking of a location's risk score with respect to other locations within the same state, expressed as a percentile.

To flag certain conditions, enter low and high risk score percentages.

Hurricane Information

Distance to Effective Coast (AIR) The distance of the location from the 'effective' coast defined by AIR, a coast that is smoothed for inlets, bays, or other irregularities. More... To flag certain distance conditions, enter low and high distance ranges; be sure to specify units.
Distance to Actual Coast (ISO) The distance of the location from the coast defined by ISO, a coast that closely resembles the actual physical coast. More... To flag certain distance conditions, enter low and high distance ranges; be sure to specify units.
Nearest Historical Hurricane The name, date and time of landfall, and Saffir-Simpson intensity of the most severe historical hurricane that has occurred near a given location. More... -
Coastal County Identifies whether a location is in a county adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico. More... Check box to display a notification on screen if the condition occurs.
Storm Surge Potential Indicates whether a location is susceptible to storm surge. More... Check box to display a notification on screen if the condition occurs.
Elevation The elevation of each location. More... To flag certain elevation conditions, enable one or more selections in the selection list.
Terrain The surface terrain (land use) of each location. More... To flag certain terrain conditions, enable one or more selections in the selection list.

FWM (Florida Wind Mitigation) parameters are available for Florida only

FWM Windborne Debris Region Indicates whether the Florida locations fall within a state-defined wind borne debris region. Check box to display a notification on screen if the condition occurs.
FWM High Velocity Wind Region Indicates whether the Florida locations fall within a state-defined high velocity wind zone. Check box to display a notification on screen if the condition occurs.
FWM Exposure Area Indicates whether the Florida locations fall within the state-defined exposure  areas. More... To flag certain exposure area conditions, enable one or more selections in the selection list.
FWM Windspeed Region Indicates whether the Florida locations fall within the wind speed ranges for the state-defined wind speed regions. To flag certain wind speed conditions, enable one or more selections in the selection list.

Storm Surge

  The Distance to 100 Year Storm Surge, Distance to 250 Year Storm Surge, and Distance to 500 Year Storm Surge fields in the user interface are called "SSShortestDistanceTo100YearFloodPlain", "SSShortestDistanceTo250YearFloodPlain", and "SSShortestDistanceTo500YearFloodPlain" in the related columns in the AIRReference database, where "FloodPlain" should say "StormSurge". This will be corrected in Touchstone 4.0.

 

Storm Surge Zone Category The available Storm Surge Zone categories: 100 Year, 250 Year, 500 Year, or No Data To flag one or more Storm Surge Zone categories, select one or more items in the selection list.
Distance to 100 Year Storm Surge The distance from the location to the 100-year storm surge flood risk area. To flag certain distance conditions, enter low and high distance ranges; be sure to specify units (feet/miles).
Distance to 250 Year Storm Surge The distance from the location to the 250-year storm surge flood risk area. To flag certain distance conditions, enter low and high distance ranges; be sure to specify units (feet/miles).
Distance to 500 Year Storm Surge The distance from the location to the 500-year storm surge flood risk area. To flag certain distance conditions, enter low and high distance ranges; be sure to specify units (feet/miles).
Depth for 100 Year Storm Surge The depth of the storm surge for the 100-year storm surge flood risk area. To flag certain distance conditions,select one or more items in the selection list. (in feet).
Depth for 250 Year Storm Surge The depth of the storm surge for the 250-year storm surge flood risk area.. To flag certain distance conditions,select one or more items in the selection list. (in feet).
Depth for 500 Year Storm Surge

The depth of the storm surge for the 500-year storm surge flood risk area..

To flag certain distance conditions,select one or more items in the selection list. (in feet).

 

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Touchstone V3.0 Updated December 01, 2016