Today we’re excited to launch a flood score for all 3.4 million business profiles on AMEE. This new metric live today adds to our existing flood alerts providing even more more accessible, open data to help businesses adapt to climate change. We’ve certainly seen how the massive destruction through parts of the UK earlier this year can disrupt both lives and businesses and believe that more accessible, transparent data can plan a key role in mitigating such negative impacts in the future.
The flood risk score is on a red / amber / green scale accompanied with scores 1-2-3 for clarity with 3 and red being high risk. Here’s a more specific description of each score:
3 – RED: Be cautious. This band indicates that postcode is at least subject to widespread shallow flooding or isolated severe flooding at the 1 in 100yr level (potentially from multiple sources), up to widespread severe flooding across the whole postcode.
2 – AMBER: Be aware. This band indicates that at least part of this postcode is within a floodplain, but the postcode may be subject to widespread shallow flooding (potentially from multiple sources) or isolated deep flooding at the 1 in 100yr level.
1 – GREEN: This location is not within the 1 in 100yr flood zone of the layers analyzed. However, this does not mean there is no risk of flooding.
See the image below for a sample using Microsoft’s profile on AMEE.
We are proud to work with Ambiental, a global leader in flood modelling and consultancy, to provide this data. The flood risk score is derived from Ambiental’s UKFloodMap, which is built on high-resolution topographic information and industry-leading hydrology providing an accurate view of flood risk at the postcode level.
We look forward to working with Ambiental, our community, and our clients to help better assess flood risk across corporate groups, supply chains, and government bodies.
We believe that open, accessible data combined with the collaborative power of the internet unlocks new opportunities to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change. Contact us to learn how we can help your business or discuss other data challenges we can help you overcome.
We look forward to hearing from you!