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Flood Risk Modeling and Mitigation Planning - RISE:NYC

Boomi is providing the hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) modeling and field auditing services for the Resiliency Innovations for a Strong Economy (RISE: NYC) project. This is part of a Disaster Recovery Block Grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by EDC.

Project Owner

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYC EDC)

Project Location

New York City

Project Context

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck New York City, causing approximately $19 billion in damage citywide. In the aftermath of the storm, the City undertook an extensive assessment of climate change vulnerabilities and began planning for a portfolio of long-term coastal protection projects that will prevent severe impacts from flooding.

Project Challenge

The Rise:NYC project aims to help small business owners who were impacted by Superstorm Sandy to mitigate future flood damage through identification of vulnerable building infrastructure, custom online weather forecasting, and design of flood-proofing technologies.

Our Solution

High-resolution flood risk models were developed for 20 business locations using InfoWorks ICM, in which storm surge and rainfall combinations were simultaneously applied to simulate the flood risk during such adverse weather conditions. Boomi identified vulnerable infrastructure in each business through field audits and provided recommendations for flood-proofing technologies to protect against estimated flooding risks.

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