Guy Carpenter has updated its proprietary software in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The tool, available at, helps assess properties at a potential risk of loss in the hurricane-stricken region by inputting a specific street address to view pre-event satellite images overlaid with FEMA’s actual flood footprint.

The FEMA flood footprint shows initial flood assessments ranging from “saturated” to “flooded” and hurricane damage assessments ranging from “light” to “catastrophic”.

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