Articles | Volume 21, issue 2
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 807–822, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-807-2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 807–822, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-807-2021
Research article
01 Mar 2021
Research article | 01 Mar 2021

Quantification of continuous flood hazard using random forest classification and flood insurance claims at large spatial scales: a pilot study in southeast Texas

William Mobley et al.

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In southeast Texas, flood impacts are exacerbated by increases in impervious surfaces, human inaction, outdated FEMA-defined floodplains and modeling assumptions, and changing environmental conditions. The current flood maps are inadequate indicators of flood risk, especially in urban areas. This study proposes a novel method to model flood hazard and impact in urban areas. Specifically, we used novel flood risk modeling techniques to produce annualized flood hazard maps.
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