USF Students Create A Website That Shows Homeowners Their Flood Risk

May 22, 2018

One thing would-be homeowners in Florida have to worry about is if their potential property might be affected by flooding in a hurricane. Now, a pair of USF graduate students have created a database that helps tell people if that might be the case. 

The site,, is the creation of Ahmed Hamed and Taylor Lankford.

The pair is currently offering floodplain analysis reports free to home buyers and real estate agents in the Tampa Bay area. 

Hamed and Lankford sat down recently with University Beat to discuss as part of the ongoing series profiling entrepreneurs with ties to USF. We'll have highlights from the conversation up later, for now, click on the audio link above to hear their story.

Taylor Lankford, left, and Ahmed Hamed.
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