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Managing U.S. Flood Risk: Part I, Modeling Hurricane-Induced Precipitation

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Managing Storm Surge Risk in Great Britain: A Look Back at the North Sea Flood of 1953 and Xaver in 2013

Articles | AIR Currents Article
August 05, 2019

The North Sea Flood of 1953, a powerful storm with waves that crashed over coastal defenses in the UK and Netherlands, claimed 2,500 lives in the storm surge.
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Managing Central European Flood Risk: A Look Back at the 2010 Poland Flood

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July 23, 2019

With the AIR Inland Flood Model for Central Europe update now covering Poland, we take a closer look at the costly 2010 Poland flood.
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Higher Resolution Is Great but Does Not Guarantee a Better Flood Model

Articles | AIR Currents Article
July 15, 2018

The more accurately a flood model can determine where floodwater will go and how deep it will be at each location, the better it will perform. While the resolution of a flood model is important, the quality of the data underlying its digital terrain model is more so.
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Imagining the Worst: What if the Oroville Dam’s Auxiliary Spillway Failed Catastrophically?

Articles | AIR Currents Article
May 16, 2017

Review AIR’s scenario of a catastrophic failure of the auxiliary spillway for the Oroville dam, flood risk associated with the failure of the dam, and the modeled results.
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Summer Floods in the UK: Comparing 2012 and 2007

Articles | AIR Currents Article
November 26, 2012

Senior Client Services Associate Thomas Hughes, from AIR’s London Office, and Science Writer Sara Gambrill compare the UK summer floods of 2007 and 2012 and what the future may hold for the UK in terms of flood defense and insurance coverage.
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Ten Years after the Elbe Floods: Putting Lessons Learned Toward the Development of a Detailed Flood Model

Articles | AIR Currents Article
August 23, 2012

The Elbe floods affected large areas of eastern Germany, Austria, and western Czech Republic. In the aftermath, AIR responded to the industry’s call for more detailed approaches to assessing loss potential. In this article, Tobias Klier, Andreas Reiche, Yörn Tatge, and Meagan Phelan highlight several features of the AIR Inland Flood Model for Germany that address issues raised by the Elbe floods.  
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A Multi-Peril View of Catastrophe Risk in China

Articles | AIR Currents Article
July 24, 2013

In this article, Heidi Wang, Senior Manager in AIR’s Business Development group, and Albert Chen, manager of AIR’s China operations, discuss the growth of China’s insurance market and the increasing number—and value—of the country’s exposures, which reinforce the need to take a multi-peril view of risk.
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The Great Flood of 1993: Can Catastrophic Flood Risk Be Better Managed?

Articles | AIR Currents Article
August 27, 2018

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Great Flood of 1993, which remains one of the costliest floods in U.S. history. In this article, Dr. Hemant and Srinivas explain what made the flood particularly severe from both a meteorological and flood defense standpoint, put the event in the context of U.S. flood risk using the AIR Inland Flood Model for the United States, and discuss lessons learned and remaining challenges.
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Worth the Effort: Collecting Secondary Risk Characteristics for Improved Flood Risk Management

Articles | AIR Currents Article
May 31, 2016

Whether a property is located on or off a floodplain is not the only factor impacting its vulnerability to flood damage. And while information on construction type, age, and height will get us farther in our risk assessment, inputting data on the exposure’s so-called “secondary risk characteristics” will produce much more accurate model results.
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Ten Years After the Deluge: Revisiting the Central Europe Floods of 2005

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August 26, 2015

Inland flooding is one of the most frequent natural hazards in Europe and causes up to one third of the average annual catastrophe losses. In August 2005, just three years after “the flood of the century” in 2002, Central Europe was struck again, this time sustaining economic damage totaling about EUR 3 billion. 
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