Many people believe that only buildings sitting close to rivers, reservoirs or the sea are at risk from flooding. However, 4 of our 5 documented case studies show multiple surface water flooding events affecting areas which are not close to any watercourses. Our flood data appears to corroborate the fact that these areas are vulnerable to flooding.
Using our Flowroute-i data, we also identified a further 5 sites in London sitting on or very close to surface water accumulation areas. We assume that major public buildings will have adequate flood protection measures in place, however, for private residents living in these areas this may not be the case.