RMS Requests FCHLPM Reconsider Certification of Its U.S. Hurricane Model

Jun 16, 2009

On June 3, the RMS U.S. Hurricane Model was not certified by the Florida Commission on Hurricane Loss Projection Methodology (FCHLPM) due to a deadlocked vote among the eight Commissioners who were present regarding a meteorological detail that affects compliance with two out of 36 standards.

RMS sent a letter to the Commission chair on June 10 officially requesting that the Commission reopen the review of the RiskLink 8.0.1a model.  If the Commission agrees, RMS will have the opportunity to explain its methodology more comprehensively to address questions on this issue, and in particular on the subject of how this relates to surface level winds and ultimately losses.

This request is not without precedent, as accommodations to the review process have been made for the Florida Public model in 2007, and for AIR in 2000.