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Central Europe Flood Event Footprint

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As soon as it became clear that the Central Europe floods in June 2013 were a serious event, we set about creating a flood footprint that would describe the extent and depth of the flooding.

Our footprint was not based on satellite data, but instead used our own historical flow data and the publicly available flow data for these floods from over 70 gauges. By comparing the flood data with our historical flow data we were able to derive return periods for the events.

Incorporating their ground survey results, our work produced the following comment from Willis:

“We were impressed with how quickly JBA provided high-resolution modelled flood footprints following the event allowing Willis to merge this information with satellite and ground-truthing data to produce the most appropriate and timely response for its clients.”

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