Flood Mitigation and Vulnerability Assessment case study


Courtesy of EFI Global, Inc.

Service(s) performed:
Flood Mitigation and Vulnerability Assessment

EFI Global was engaged to complete a vulnerability study of a major business complex in order to ascertain information on the existing storm water drainage system affected by Tropical Storm Allison in 2001. Investigations included the review of the “as built” construction documentation and infrastructures to determine their design intent and capacities. Interviews were conducted with property maintenance personnel and design professionals of record. Regulatory authorities were also contacted to analyze the drainage design capacities, catastrophic impact and limitations of the existing improvements. This information helped determine the event’s magnitude, establish base flood elevations, and determine property drainage performance. Our investigative efforts resulted in recommending the proper improvements with cost implementation estimates in order to reduce the impact from future similar events.

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