SURFR™ provides a more holistic, thorough and equitable risk assessment than other metrics such as FEMA flood maps.
Protect your community by comparing SURFR index values for risk management zones (RMZs) across your management area.
SURFR™ is a relative risk index that ranges from 0 to 100 for every management area. It takes into account a comprehensive suite of factors, including impervious surfaces, population density, flow accumulation models, and more.
In our extended analytics premium reports, you can explore the score for every risk component in your SURFR™ index used in our algorithms.
Our free version of SURFR® includes a basic index map with a list of protective features which:
Simplified SURFR™ also includes a summary of each of the components incorporated into the index and why it matters to your community.
SURFR™ index maps are free, but risk component breakdowns, raw data maps, and advanced analytics are available only through our SURFR Premium Report.
Our SURFR™ Premium Report allows you to view and compare the component factors that comprise your total risk profile.
Answer all of this with SURFR™.
Every community can benefit from better understanding its flood risk factors and how they vary over the landscape.
Our SURFR™ Premium Reports allow you to partition your management area into risk management zones (RMZs), which may be census tracts, watershed basins, sewersheds, regular grids, or custom spatial areas.
In addition to the SURFR™ index and component indices, StormSensor® also provides maps of all spatial data used, including both physical flood risk factors and socioeconomic vulnerability factors. SURFR™ index factors include high-resolution spatial data for elevation, slope, flow accumulation, distance from surface water, sea level rise projections (for coastal areas), population density, and median household income.
Interested in learning more about how SURFR™ can help protect your communities, infrastructure, and budget?
Get in touch with a member of our team today.