Summit Update: A Message from RMS

Jan 12, 2015




More than 70% of flood losses* in Florida are caused by coastal flooding from hurricanes and tropical storms; there is great potential for loss even compared to other well-known storm surge-exposed locations. For example, RMS estimates that the 100-year storm surge heights in Tampa are over 14 feet high in places (see graphic).

RMS’s hurricane model suite uniquely integrates a fully dynamic, numerical storm surge model, enabling a more accurate understanding of storm surge risk to manage and underwrite coastal flood risk with confidence.

RMS experts are available to meet to discuss the implications for your business. Please email to set up a time to meet.


* Based on NFIP losses from 1978 – 2010