Technical Problems of Flood Insurance

by H. Alden Foster, Principal Associate; Parsons, Brinckerhoff, Hall & MacDonald, New York, N. Y.,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 1, Pg. 1-12

Document Type: Journal Paper


Flood insurance from engineering standpoint with particular emphasis on determination of flood probability from relatively short records, estimates of mean annual flood damage to particular properties for establishing self supporting premium rates, spreading risk of flood damage over large number of policies, and related technical problems involved in setting up any program of flood insurance.

Subject Headings: Floods | Insurance | Damage (structural) | Probability

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