Find out if your House is in Flood Zone
A new website launched Monday that ranks the flood risk for every property in the United States.
“Flood Factor” considers the impacts of rain, storms, rivers and rising seas to offer information on the current and future flood risk on a 1 to 10 scale.
The website shows overall 30% of Houston properties are at risk: "Flood risk is increasing for Houston | As sea levels rise and and weather patterns change, flood risks will increase. Approximately 186,484 properties are already at risk in Houston, and within 30 years, about 202,320 will be at risk."
The nonprofit research and technology group First Street Foundation is behind the data more than 142 million homes and properties across the country.
"The higher the number on that 1 to 10 scale, the better chance a property has of flooding over a thirty-year mortgage. People can look up a property’s Flood Factor and learn more about its past, present, and future flood risk at FloodFactor.com."
The model was developed by more than 80 of the world’s leading hydrologists, researchers and data scientists from First Street Foundation; Columbia University; Fathom; George Mason University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Rhodium Group; Rutgers University; The University of California, Berkeley; and the University of Bristol. Building upon their decades of peer-reviewed research and model outputs, as well as data from FEMA, the USGS, NOAA, and other government agencies, the collaborators were able to create the country’s first publicly available comprehensive flood risk model.
📌 Make sure you scroll all the way down. You can also enter the entire town, for example Weston Lakes, it will show you trends for next 30 year.