Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology Publishes Flood Standards Report of Activities as of November 1, 2017
Dec 15, 2017
The Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology (“FCHLPM”) has officially published its Flood Standards Report of Activities as of November 1, 2017. The report documents the FCHLPM’s work relating to the development and adoption of flood standards.
Pursuant to Florida law, initial flood standards, principles, output ranges, and procedures were adopted on June 15 and 16, 2017.
Revised standards and procedures were adopted on October 25, 2017, coinciding with the adoption of the FCHLPM’s 2017 Hurricane Standards and Procedures.
To view the November 1 report, which was released December 13, 2017, click here.
The Flood Standards are:
1. General Flood Standards reflecting the professional status of the flood model designers and testers and generic aspects of the flood model;
2. Meteorological Flood Standards covering all aspects of coastal flooding including wind and other meteorological elements that drive storm surge;
3. Hydrological and Hydraulic Flood Standards covering all aspects of inland flooding including riverine, lacustrine, and surface water flooding;
4. Statistical Flood Standards addressing the statistical foundation of the flood model and the sensitivity and uncertainty assessment of flood model outputs as a function of flood model inputs;
5. Vulnerability Flood Standards assessing the impact of the coastal and inland flooding on personal residential property;
6. Actuarial Flood Standards assessing the damage impact in insurance terms;
7. Computer/Information Flood Standards providing the overall design, construction, and execution of the flood model.
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