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With rising sea levels and weather changes, flood risk in Houston, Texas is rapidly increasing with 34% of properties currently at risk. Properties outside of the flood risk zone have a 1% change or 26% over a 30 year period of significant flooding.
Houston is uniquely susceptible to flash flooding with its flat terrain, slowly-absorbing soil, water builds and spread quickly. Houston has potential for thunderstorms, tropical storms and hurricane, creating the perfect combination for damaging floods. Infrastructure and storm sewer networks cannot handle the large flooding events, surging the water into the street and onto your property.
The first step in preventing flood damage to your home or business is understanding the risk. Flood Risk America is FEMA approved and able to provide you with accurate flood risk data including an up-to-date flood map. Existing flood maps may be out to date, not showing poor drainage or localized street flooding. Property damage due occur annual to areas outside of the flood zones, with approximately 25% of flood claims occurring outside the flood hazard areas.
The area of Houston, Texas is home to nearly 200 golf courses, with most affected by the floods of Hurricane Harvey. Unable to open for weeks, Hurricane Harvey destroyed the commercial properties leaving owners with costly repairs and insurance premiums. Unfortunately, this has happened before. In 2001, the Tropical Storm Allison flooded the Houston area leaving five courses unable to open for a 12 months.
Flood Insurance is a must have for all golf course owners, however are you paying the proper rate? Does your golf course have effective flood protection? In most cases, your flood map and flood assessment data uses old technology and is out-of-date causing inflated premiums and additional costs to your flood prevention systems. At Flood Risk America, we use the advanced and accurate commercial flood mapping system LiDAR. The LiDAR system laser emits light that travels to the ground and reflects off objects. Unlike the LiDAR, conventional methods result in low accuracy results and are unable produce high-resolution digital elevation model (DEM) data.
Flood Risk America is experienced in flood prevention for golf courses. Our easy-to-install water-filled barrier systems are the perfect flood prevention product for flash flooding like experienced in Houston. FRA barrier systems are good for low elevation properties controlling and directing the flow of water away from your property. FRA Water-filled flood barriers require less labor, are more cost-effective, and less hazardous to the environment than using traditional sandbags.
Protect your golf course from a flooding event, contact Flood Risk America. Our team of experts will provide a cost-effective solution for your property.
Flood Risk America is the expert in flood risk assessment and prevention. Our products are American-made, marine grade and built to withstand hurricane forced winds. FRA adheres to a rigorous Quality Control Program to ensure that all data is current and accurate. Our trusted team, certified flood map engineers are constantly developing cutting-edge solutions that meet the toughest flood risk challenges. With this pertinent information there is control over a risk, uncertainty is reduced and the efficiency of your Property Portfolio is drastically improved. Quality Assurance is extremely important to us and we make sure that every factor of our system and process is properly analyzed.
Our experienced flood risk team will guide your through each step, helping you to understand the data provided and how our flood prevention system will save your property from damages.