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Four Influences on the FEMA 1 Percent Probabilit...
Robert Muir-Wood
Robert Muir-Wood September 09, 2021

Where did the 1 percent probability flood line (100-year flood), the baseline metric for the U.S. flood insurance market, originate from? Why…

Introducing RMS Global Flood Solution Suite: Man...
Steffi Uhlemann-Elmer
Steffi Uhlemann-Elmer May 04, 2021

The Global Flood Challenge: Coverage, Complexity, and Precision Whether you are a global (re)insurer or a local primary insurer, building a…

U.S. Flood: Why Is Flood Insurance Take-Up So Low?
Oliver Smith
Oliver Smith October 20, 2020

Surveys suggest that 91 percent of American homeowners purchase insurance, but when it comes to flood risk the story could not be more…

Our Flood Insurance System is Broken. Here’s How...
Matthew Nielsen
Matthew Nielsen July 18, 2017

Matthew Nielsen, senior director, governmental and regulatory affairs, RMS Daniel Stander, managing director, RMS This blog was first…

The Impact of Insurance on Claiming
Robert Muir-Wood
Robert Muir-Wood May 16, 2017

The term “observer effect” in physics refers to how the act of making an observation changes the state of the system. To measure the pressure…

Can Flood Walls Reduce Resilience?
Robert Muir-Wood
Robert Muir-Wood January 10, 2016

In early December 2015 Storm Desmond hit, bringing an “atmospheric river” to the northwest of England with its headwaters snaking back to the…


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