Prepare for one of the world’s most expensive hazards with our landmark Global Flood Map, and more.


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.

Flood Resources

  • Checklist

    Flood Checklist

    Get an emergency checklist of actions to take when flood is imminent. Know what to do after flooding has occurred.

    Download Checklist
  • Flood Emergency Response Plan

    Safeguard your facilities with a detailed Flood Emergency Response Plan (FERP). The plan will be your guide to preventing or minimising water damage at your facilities, should flood ever present a threat.

    Download the FERP
  • UTH

    Understanding the Hazard (UTH)

    Learn more about one of the costliest natural hazards in the world, including what's inevitable, what's preventable, and the answers to frequently asked questions.

    Download the UTH