It's not just FEMA and state Emergency Management agencies that need to quickly assess disaster losses and mitigate future risk wherever possible. In near lock step with those efforts has been the nation's insurance industry. Now, U.S. insurance companies are following an emerging trend in Europe (see: Flood Footprints For European Insurers) - they are embracing the power of geospatial technologies to help them do their job more effectively. More below:
(Data Informed, August 12, 2013)
Comment: The Esri Public Safety team did a nice job bringing this topic forward for discussion. Undoubtedly, it's an issue which will grow in importance in the years ahead for both the insurance industry and Emergency Management community.