Climate change, globalisation and urbanisation are driving factors behind flood events and their consequences. As a company dedicated to helping commercial and industrial property clients manage their risk and ensure operating resilience, FM Global has conducted extensive research—building on the data and experience of noted governmental and research organisations—to develop a Worldwide Flood Map that identifies areas exposed to moderate- or high-hazard flooding.
In addition to historical flood data, the Global Flood Map is derived from physically based hydrology and hydraulic scientific data, which accounts for variable external factors such as rainfall, evaporation, snowmelt and terrain. The Global Flood Map is particularly valuable in parts of the world where local or regional flood maps are inconsistent or unavailable. The Global Flood Map currently displays high (100-year) and moderate (500-year) hazard flood zones via a 90 x 90 metre grid.
Our Global Flood Map lets you see the flood exposure for any location in the world.