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ATTOM Harnesses Wind Index Data to Power Communities
Damage from severe thunderstorm winds, or straight-line winds, account for half of all severe reports in the lower 48 states. Straight-line wind speeds can reach 100 miles per hour and produce a damage path that can extend for hundreds of miles.
ATTOM’s accurate wind index data allows property owners to protect their investments. Renewable energy providers can advance technology to harness this powerful natural resource when equipped with reliable, up-to-date scientific wind index data.
Wind Risk Data to Protect Communities
ATTOM’s predictive wind index is modeled using records dating back to 1955. Wind risk data is a constant reference since almost all thunderstorms produce damaging straight-line winds. The winds from a strong storm can damage siding and rip off roofs. Home and property owners can all suffer from wind damage, but residents of mobile homes are especially at risk for injury and death.
Homeowners should be informed of their risks, and ATTOM’s wind risk data is available to real estate experts and their clients. Insurers use ATTOM’s data to assess the likelihood of wind events and to adequately protect homeowners and businesses. Governments and research institutions rely on weather-related data and wind indices to track and predict climate change and advance the use of renewable energy.
How Can You Use ATTOM’s Wind Data?
Climate change is a focal point for governments, researchers, and private groups who collaborate on renewable energy projects and risk mitigation efforts. ATTOM’s natural hazard data is easily integrated into data platforms for easy access from a broad public and private client base.
Home and property owners must assess their insurance needs and their exposure to hazard risk. ATTOM’s wind index is a tool for agents and experts to ensure their clients are well informed and can make wise investment decisions.
Insurers need to know the likelihood of occurrence for damaging straight-line winds, hurricanes, and tornadoes. Adequate policies and effective portfolios depend on from ATTOM’s natural hazard data.