Guy Carpenter has updated its proprietary software in the wakeof Hurricane Katrina. The tool, available at www.guycarp.com, helpsassess properties at a potential risk of loss in thehurricane-stricken region by inputting a specific street address toview pre-event satellite images overlaid with FEMA's actual floodfootprint.

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The FEMA flood footprint shows initial flood assessments rangingfrom "saturated" to "flooded" and hurricane damage assessmentsranging from "light" to "catastrophic".

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This innovative tool is offered through i-aXs -- Guy Carpenter'sproprietary exposure management platform. A number of updates havebeen made to the i-aXs site to cope with demand. The initial sitewas receiving upwards of 40 image requests a second, which causedsome down time.

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Tips on using the system:

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1. A correct address must be used to get the tool to geocode andzoom in .

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Try a different combination of address if you are unsuccessfulat first.

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2. You can draw a box on the image by clicking and holding yourmouse.

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This will cause a zoom to the location within the box.

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3. The arrows on the edges of the map shift the image in thatdirection

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by clicking on them.

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