Company Launches New Product That Will Change Building Design & Flood Industry

Flood Risk America has designed a new flood mitigation product called the EZ Flood Panel. It uses patented, sustainable flood seal technology to protect elevators, windows, control room doors, and lobbies against rising floodwater. This device creates a sealed barrier around the desired subject, preventing water from entering. Each panel is designed specifically for a customized fabrication to meet individual installation requirements and custom shaping and contouring to meet job specific demands. It is both easy to install and remove, taking less than ten minutes. 

The EZ Flood Panel is durable, lightweight, corrosion resistant, cost-effective, and designed to withstand more than 13,000 PSI, unlike anything else in the industry.  It was developed with technology utilized in aerospace, marine, transportation, and can withstand harsh saltwater environments. 

The EZ Flood Panel will work on new construction site properties or existing structures. It has been rigorously tested, comes with a guaranteed lifetime warranty, environmentally friendly, and is made in the United States. Flood Risk America is proud to announce that it is the Only insurance certified flood protection panel in the market.

Product Benefits:

·      FEMA Compliant

·      ISO Certified 

·      Insurance Industry Certified

·      Lower Insurance Premiums

·      Lower Insurance Deductibles

·      Better Coverage Limits

·      Cost-Effective

·      Federal Grant Assistance

·      No business interruption

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How To Avoid Expensive Flood Losses To Your Buildings

Flood Risk America’s mitigation measures help protect your ground floor lobbies, elevators, essential utilities, valuable assets, and expensive equipment, while preventing interruptions in critical services. The benefits of flood mitigation can reduce vulnerabilities, lower flood deductibles and premiums, and allow businesses to obtain better coverage limits on flood insurance.

It is important to understand your properties vulnerability and create a flood safety plan. We can help you prepare for flooding and protect your property. If your building is at risk of flooding, our 24/7-flood deployment team is dispatched to your location immediately, providing protection and avoiding flood loss.

24/7 Flood Monitoring – When flooding occurs in elevator pits or mechanical rooms, the Flood Sensory Systems sound alarms and will notify you and our monitoring center in real-time via email or text, sending the elevator up to the next highest level.   

 Benefits:

·      Lower flood insurance premiums and deductibles

·      Free flood risk assessment identifying your properties vulnerability to flooding

·      Remain operational during and after the flooding

·      Avoid a flood loss

·      Biodegradable materials

·      Environmentally friendly 

Flood Risk America Launches New Flood Mitigation Training Program

Flood Risk America (FRA)  is a  proactive Flood Risk Management company specializing in thorough evaluation and reporting of flood risks throughout the United States and Canada. This training program emphasizes the conceptual elements of flooding, how to prevent, mitigate, prepare, and recover from an emergency flooding situation. Some of the goals of this new state accredited program is listed below.

 

Goals:

To educate participants on the following concepts:

·      FEMA standards/Definitions

·      Preparation for Flooding Emergency

·      Flood Assessment

·      Emergency Plan

·      Flood Mitigation Measures

·      Pre, During, Post Flood Interventions

·      Federal Grant Funding

 

Evaluation:

At the end of this training program, participants will be able to:

·      Define conceptual elements of flooding and FEMA standard codes

·      Understand the elements of a flood and vulnerability assessment       

·      Create an emergency plan

·      Comprehend the available dry and wet flood proofing mitigation measures

·      State the known interventions before, during, and after a flooding emergency

·      Comprehend the available funding for flood mitigation solutions

 

By creating this Flood Mitigation Training Program, we hope to encourage the safety and education of the potential of a flooding emergency and to better prepare individuals for natural disasters such as hurricanes and the flooding effects associated with them. 

 

Company Launches New Flood Inspection and Maintenance Plan

Company Launches New Flood Inspection and Maintenance Plan

Flooding has been a concern for many people across the United States. Flood Risk America has decided to launch a new program to help clients become more aware of their flooding risks. 

One Company's Solution to Repetitive Loss Claims

One Company's Solution to Repetitive Loss Claims

Nationwide, 11,000 repetitive loss properties dot coastal zones or other low-lying areas with their numbers continuingly increasing. This rise is in part because of the effects of climate change and ongoing development. Flood Risk America is a company dedicated to decreasing these numbers.

Flood Risk America is Keeping Their Beaches Clean

 

Flood Risk America and Flood Risk Canada are concerned about the contamination and garbage that is occurring on our beaches. We are taking action and have created a schedule of beach cleanup days. Join our volunteers in making steady progress to clean up beaches in both the United States and Canada

 “Our mission is to protect both the environment and

marine wildlife, while making our beaches beautiful again.”

-Stephen Gill, CEO

 

What to expect on beach cleanup day:

·     Clean up will start at 8am

·     Work gloves and trashbags will be supplied

·     Don't forget sunscreen and a bottle of water

·     A parent or guardian must supervise all children under 18

·     Fun in the sun and happy beaches 

 

To Volunteer or if you would like more information about a particular beach cleanup near you, visit: www.floodriskamerica.com

 

Company Reaches Out to Architects With New Services to Advance the Industry

Integrated Project Delivery is an important trend in the AEC industry. Flood Risk America introduced their pre-construction consulting services to the architectural industry to help their IPD systems change in a unique and positive way that may influence a revolution in team collaboration.

For years, there has been a disconnect between FEMA and NFIP regulations. This division has impacted the insurability once construction has been completed. Flood Risk America has found a solution to identify problems and procure solutions to this matter, as well as educating their clients on how to understand FEMA compliant standards and available grant money for flood mitigation services.

Flood Risk America is using their expertise in guiding architects on understanding flood maps and challenging inaccurate flood zone delineations from FEMA for potential qualifications for LOMA and LOMR submissions. They have patented products that are FEMA compliant and certified for flood insurance credits, helping architects to mitigate problems and build in compliance with NFIP regulations. Flood Risk America is revolutionizing architectural design for flood mitigation and integrating project delivery for the AEC Industry.

 

Benefits of Services:

•       Reduce Construction Cost

•       Avoid Costly Flood Proofing Errors

•       Expedited Permitting Time

•       Building FEMA Compliant

•       Navigation Through Floodplain Requirements

•       Increase Property Value

•       Proper Mitigation Measures Against Potential Flooding

•       FEMA Grant and Mitigation Funding

Company Finds way to Save Companies Money, Without Having Them Spend Out-of-Pocket For Their Services.

Company Finds way to Save Companies Money, Without Having Them Spend Out-of-Pocket For Their Services.

The mission of the company is to keep clients happy and to not only save them money on their flood premiums and deductibles, but to provide that service free of charge.

Flood Risk America Saves Parking Garages and Basements From Flooding

Parking garages and basements are a big concern for insurance carriers.  From a structural standpoint, they are comprised of enclosed areas, which happen to result in flood damage to not only the building itself and the cars that are contained, but a flooding event can also affect mechanical and electrical equipment. Other vulnerable utility equipment such as ventilation, lighting, elevators, and drainage pumps can also be affected. “We have seen a number of cases lately where property owners have lost thousands to millions in damage. This is one reason why we wanted to help property owners understand their risk and help them to obtain federal funding,” said Stephen Gill, CEO of Flood Risk America and Flood Risk Canada.

Flood Risk America and Flood Risk Canada’s comprehensive analysis will review the structural characteristics of the building. The analysis evaluates the building’s finished floor elevations, location of elevators, equipment (both mechanical and electrical), and compares it with the lowest floor elevation and the base flood elevation. “The relationship between the base flood elevation and a structure’s elevation is what determines the flood insurance premium,” explained Stephen. Many properties may be below, at, or above the base flood elevation. With a comprehensive assessment, clients will begin to understand their vulnerability.

Flood Risk America and Flood Risk Canada have a new analysis to assess the vulnerability, the Property Portfolio Flood Risk Assessment for property owners. This assessment allows clients to review their flood exposure throughout both the United States and Canada. This assessment will assist many property owners in saving money on their flood insurance premiums and deductibles, and also with protecting valuable assets. 

For more information on the Property Portfolio Flood Risk Assessment or flood grants that are available to property owners, visit www.floodriskamerica.com and www.floodriskcanada.ca or contact Stephen gill at sgill@floodriskamerica.com 

Company Helps Builders Save Millions of Dollars

Flood Risk America (FRA) provides in-depth, professional, FEMA compliant, flood mitigation pre-development consulting services to construction companies and real estate developers. "We have the tools and expertise to anticipate the potential future Base Flood Elevations (BFE)," said Stephen Gill, CEO. With architectural and engineering experience in flood prevention, FRA works with clients to evaluate the data and prepare recommendations to current design specifications. These services provide a FEMA compliant structure, which helps maintain the lowest flood insurance premiums available.

Flood Risk America’s comprehensive flood risk assessment reports delineate the anticipated risk of current and future flooding from tidal water, storm surges, heavy rainfall, and groundwater inundation. Assessments include an in-depth customized view of the entire site, and also the property’s vulnerability to climate change and global warming. This flood-mapping data will be useful to construction companies for future building on proposed locations.

Not only do they assess the entire construction site, but they also provide their clients with detailed maps of the entire site, including an all-weather peril assessment, recommendations on level of which to build, and specific flood mitigation solutions based upon the detailed assessment. Lastly, Flood Risk America navigates their clients through local and national flood plain requirements. 

 

     Benefits of FRA's Services

·     Reduce Construction Cost

·     Avoid Costly Flood Proofing Errors

·     Expedited Permitting Time

·     Building FEMA Compliant

·     Lender Compliant 

·     Navigation through local and Federal Floodplain

      Regulations

·     Increases Property Value

Avoid Flood Exposure to Your Elevators and Essential Equipment

Consequences of flooding on elevators and valuable assets can devastate a facility’s ability to function and can also cause loss of business and interruption to both the clients and owners. In various instances, many facilities could not function for long durations because essential equipment was placed in basements, sub-basements, or ground floor levels that flooded. In some cases, components of vital systems were elevated well above the floodwaters, while other elements such as transformers, transfer switches, fuel tanks, pumps, etc., were placed at lower levels, leaving them susceptible to flooding and the elevators and essential equipment in the control rooms and other places were then rendered inoperative.

Our vulnerability assessments provide information and recommendations to improve the functionality of critical facilities by preventing flood exposure to elevators and valuable assets. These assessments describe how essential equipment must be protected from flooding to allow a critical facility to perform its primary function during and after a flood event. Flood Risk America and Flood Risk Canada will help you identify vulnerabilities in essential facility systems and equipment using our comprehensive flood mitigation approach.

Benefits of Our Vulnerability Assessments:

·     Reduction to the vulnerability, damage, and disruption of operations during severe

      flood events

·     Remain operational during and after a major disaster

·     Education on code requirements and FEMA recommendations

·     Customized mitigation plan for protection of essential systems and equipment

·     Designed mitigation plan to account for loss of power

·     Provision of new construction flood code requirements

·     Flood assessment including the investigation of historical flooding on specific

      location

Company Launching New Flood Insurance Program For Golf Courses

Stephen Gill, Partner and CEO of Flood Risk America & Flood Risk Canada, announced today that they would launch their new Flood Insurance Program at the Golf Course Industry Show in Orlando, Florida on February 8, 2017. Flood Risk America and it’s sister company, Flood Risk Canada will have a booth set up to explain the benefits and terms of conditions related to their new program.

A few months back, golf course owners and superintendents contacted Stephen Gill and told him of the problem they were facing regarding the inability to obtain flood insurance on their bunkers and greens, also they included the amount of business they were losing from flood damage on their courses. Stephen, along with his team of engineers and flood plain managers, began a thorough flood risk assessment on the various surrounding golf courses, pointing out the different areas of the courses that were at risk of flooding. “Not only can we do a flood risk assessment, but we can prevent flooding, water damage, and loss of business with our new products,” said Stephen Gill.

Flood Risk America & Flood Risk Canada service locations all across North America and solve flood problems in a multitude of industries. With one of their businesses located in sunny Florida, the golf industry for flood risk hits home for them.  “Our clients are the most important aspect of our job, when they contact us regarding a problem, we want to find them a solution, and in this we take great pride,” said Tiffany Largey, Partner and COO. 

Company Offers New Service That Will Benefit Lending For Banks, Insurance Carriers, & Event Coordinators

Flood Risk America and it’s sister company, Flood Risk Canada is excited to announce their newest addition to their already highly acclaimed flood risk mitigation services, the All Weather Peril Assessment. This assessment provides insight about weather threats to not only properties and locations, but also for planned special events. Our All Weather Peril Assessment will help you understand exactly how the weather will impact your specific location.

The All Weather Peril Assessment is a unique service specifically designed for residential buildings and commercial property lending for banks, insurance carriers, and event coordinators. The All Weather Peril Assessment identifies properties and locations in the path of severe weather events and are performed using the most current data available, leaving the client with a detailed summary report. The flood zone data alone is based on current LIDAR flood maps, providing specificity to each location. Not only is the client receiving detailed, site-specific information, but also the services can be customizable for all levels and sizes of property portfolios throughout North America. The All Weather Peril Assessment is also used for planned special events to forecast and monitor the current weather patterns so that there is less worry and more enjoying. With clearly defined, detailed information in these assessments, there is control over risks, protection of investments, and uncertainty is reduced.

"There is control over risks, protection of investments, and 
uncertainty is reduced."

All Weather Peril Assessments Include:

•  Flooding

•  Earthquake

•  Tornado

•  Lightning Storm

•  Hail

•  Storm surge

•  Wind data