Flood Data and API

We currently have data for over 2,200 flood events in our database from early 2016 to date. The database is updated daily and includes flood events in all parts of the world.

The data can be made available for various uses. For access and pricing, please contact us via the request form below.


Notice – Access to Data Paused

We have received hundreds of requests and enquiries since we first offered our data as downloads or via our API in August 2021.

We are struggling to deal with the volume and have decided we need to pause the offer of accessing our data / API.

Waiting List

If you are still interested in access to the data, please feel free to complete the form below and we will add you to our waiting list.

Thanks for your interest, understanding and patience.


Map of flood events around the world, January to July 2021. Data via floodlist.com/data

About the Data

This data is used by organisations in various fields including meteorological, hydrological, climate, disaster management and humanitarian. It is also relevant to commercial fields including risk management and security, news and media, insurance / re-insurance and travel.

For each flood event, the database includes (where possible) dates, locations (with geo-location), magnitude (rainfall, rivers etc, also with geo-location) and damages (including fatalities, injuries, affected population, evacuations and other material damages, also with geo-location).*

All data is thoroughly researched and checked by our team. We work hard to ensure data is correct and reliable.

Data Format and Access

The data is in JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) format, but can be provided in XML (Extensible Markup Language), CSV (comma-separated values) or XLS (Excel).

Flood Data via API

It is also possible to access the data via our API, which provides updates and information in JSON data format on flood events around the world. Please contact us via the request form below for examples and prices.

Example of Data

Below is an example of the data format and content for a single recent flood event in Pakistan.

{
"id": "34643",
"published": "2021-07-29",
"updated": "2021-07-30",
"title": "Islamabad, Pakistan, Late July 2021",
"content": "A short period of heavy rain (described locally as a \"cloudburst\") concentrated mainly on northern parts of the city of Islamabad, causing flash floods which swept away vehicles and flooded a house basement where 2 people died.",
"excerpt": "A short period of heavy rain (described locally as a \"cloudburst\") concentrated mainly on northern parts of the city of Islamabad, causing flash floods which swept away vehicles and flooded a house ba..",
"start_date": "2021-07-28",
"end_date": "2021-07-28",
"flood_event_type": "Urban flood, Flash flood",
"flood_event_types": [
"Urban flood",
"Flash flood"
],
"flood_event_cause": "Extreme rainfall",
"flood_event_causes": [
"Extreme rainfall"
],
"countries": [
{
"code": "PK",
"country": "Pakistan",
"continent": "Asia",
"region": "Southern and Central Asia",
"details": []
}
],
"locations": [
{
"title": "Islamabad, Pakistan",
"longitude": "73.04788479999999",
"latitude": "33.6844202",
"zoom": "",
"country": "PK"
}
],
"affected_areas": [],
"flood_magnitude": [
{
"id": "2c83ef83-5cf2-413a-8910-a9ce38c8c423",
"title": "Rainfall level",
"amount": "123",
"unit": "mm in 8 hours",
"location": "Saidpur, Pakistan",
"start_date": "2021-07-28",
"end_date": "2021-07-28",
"notes": "PMD figures",
"longitude": "73.06782869999999",
"latitude": "33.7426552",
"zoom": ""
},
{
"id": "191f785c-d421-4ad1-b703-817741eb7f05",
"title": "Rainfall level",
"amount": "103",
"unit": "mm in 8 hours",
"location": "Golra Sharif Golra E-11, Islamabad, Pakistan",
"start_date": "2021-07-28",
"end_date": "2021-07-28",
"notes": "PMD figures",
"longitude": "72.97705909999999",
"latitude": "33.6939092",
"zoom": ""
}
],
"flood_damage": [
{
"id": "353de394-5614-4693-a9db-886512cfdedb",
"title": "Fatalities",
"amount": "2",
"unit": "people",
"location": "E-11, Islamabad, Pakistan",
"start_date": "2021-07-28",
"end_date": "2021-07-28",
"longitude": "72.9744022",
"latitude": "33.6992161"

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