New Flood Research from NC State

FEMA flood maps underestimate damage risks, according to NC State research

New research out of N.C. State University shows the state and nation could be underestimating flood damage risk. Researchers from the university’s Center for Geospatial Analytics used artificial intelligence to predict where flooding is likely to happen. Researchers used data from actual flooding events, as well as information about distance to a river or stream, type of soil, and precipitation, to build the computer models, which in turn made predictions about flooding.

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