Exclusive - NU puts flood-risk ratings on the map

Insurer Norwich Union (NU) will go live this month with the firstphase of a multi-million-pound project that has digitally mapped everyinch of the UK and will change the way in which the industry rates floodrisks.

The project used mapping technology normally reserved for missile guidancesystems to create the most detailed and comprehensive 'flood map' the UKhas ever seen.

The massive, high-tech undertaking involved engaging a US firm to fly overevery part of the country and map the nation's

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