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Information Release

 

 

Contact:   Hugh Strawn

                  hstrawn@plrb.org

                  630-724-2230

 

Date:   March 19, 2015 

 

Landslide Susceptibility & Wildland Fire Potential on PLRB Map

Online address-specific data at no fee for PLRB member companies

 

What is the wildfire potential at a specific address?  Is a neighborhood susceptible to landslides, based on previous events? 

 

PLRB Catastrophe Services has two useful layers under the MAP LAYERS – RISK POTENTIAL tab of PLRB Map to help member company adjusters and underwriters answer those questions.

 

Wildland Fire

 

The “USA Fire Potential” layer maps the output of a wildfire potential model that the USDA Forest Service produced in 2012.  It depicts the potential for large scale wildfires (on the scale of 100’s of miles) that could not be easily contained.

 

More information can be found at the U.S. Forest Service:
http://www.firelab.org/project/wildland-fire-potential

 

Landslides

 

The second layer to be added is the “USA Landslide Susceptibility” produced by the U.S. Geological Survey.  The data depicts areas where large landslides have occurred and identifies areas that are susceptible to landsliding.  The data is a general overview and unsuitable for local planning or actual site selection.

 


Landslide Susceptibility layer on PLRB Map

 

For further information on using the PLRB Map, please contact Andrew Louchios, Geologist / Geospatial Specialist, at alouchios@plrb.org or 630-724-2233.

 

The Property & Liability Resource Bureau is a not-for-profit association of property and casualty insurance companies.  It is located in Downers Grove, Illinois.

 

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