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# Open Flood Risk by Postcode

English postcodes and the Environment Agency's risk level for the area that postcode falls within.

## Fields

* postcode
* FID
* PROB_4BAND
* SUITABILITY
* PUB_DATE
* RISK_FOR_INSURANCE_SOP
* easting
* northing
* latitude
* longitude

## Risk levels

Possible values for __PROB_4BAND__

* High
* Medium
* Low
* Very Low
* None

## Methodology

The position of the postcode is determined using a point location from [Open Postcode Geo](https://www.getthedata.com/open-postcode-geo). This point location places the postcode in the corresponding area within [Risk of Flooding from Rivers and Sea](https://data.gov.uk/dataset/risk-of-flooding-from-rivers-and-sea1) and the risk level (PROB_4BAND) is linked to the postcode. This allows flood risk level to be looked up by postcode.

Note that properties within the postcode may have a slightly different point location and thus be located in a different area with a different risk level. Generally speaking the point location of the postcode is determined by the point location of the centremost property in that postcode.

## Documentation

Full documentation can be found on the [Open Flood Risk by Postcode](https://www.getthedata.com/open-flood-risk-by-postcode) homepage.

* Example application: [Flood Maps by Postcode](https://www.getthedata.com/flood-map-by-postcode)
* Example postcode: [SW18 4BX Flood Map](https://www.getthedata.com/flood-map/SW18-4BX)

## Acknowledgements

Derived from the Environment Agency's [Risk of Flooding from Rivers and Sea](https://data.gov.uk/dataset/risk-of-flooding-from-rivers-and-sea1) open dataset.

Postcode data: [Open Postcode Geo](https://www.getthedata.com/open-postcode-geo)

Licensed under the [OGL](http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/3/) (attribution required).

## Attribution statements

* Contains OS data © Crown copyright and database right (2017)
* Contains Royal Mail data © Royal Mail copyright and Database right (2017)
* Contains National Statistics data © Crown copyright and database right (2017)
* Contains Environment Agency data licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0

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