Impact Reports deliver fully automated insights into current nat cat events.
Users can create their own, or customize the templates we provide; the templates are provided both pre and post-event, and include a bundle of links to relevant real-time event sets. The bundles are a convenient way for users to have all of the relevant event sets at their fingertips – without browsing through the real-time event catalog. As forecasts and advisories can change rapidly during a nat cat event, the templates save valuable time.
How to use template Impact Reports
During an event, EigenPrism users will receive an email containing a Generate Impact Report button. Clicking on the button will generate either the forecast or post-event Impact Report, as appropriate at that time. Follow the instructions below to customize your own Impact Report:
- Click the Generate Impact Report button, and when prompted, login to EigenPrism
- The EigenProfile module will open with the sample Impact Report
- Copy the sample report
- The untitled card will appear; customize with your title, exposure set and today’s date
- Click save to generate
The sample report template will generate pages for the relevant real-time event sets, overlaid on your exposure set – it’s that easy.
- Once the report has generated, you can improve the image view by unselecting the dot map and heat map options
- The images are interactive, so you can to zoom in or out to get the desired view
- You can also refresh to regenerate the maps as needed, while working within an Impact Report
Once you have generated your own version of the report from the template, you can update the report at any time to refresh the links and ensure you have the most current version of those links. To update, open the report, click edit, enter the current analysis date and then click update; the report will refresh with the most recent version of the event sets. Note that refreshing will only update the report based on the template version in use when generated; hurricane templates may have multiple versions.
Due to the nature of hurricane events, event sets will be added to the template as they become available; for example, storm surge advisories become available as the storm moves closer to land. The forecast wind event sets will also update frequently. We therefore update the template regularly during a hurricane.
To ensure users have the most recent template, we recommend re-generating the template Forecast Impact Report using the link provided in the emails. Re-generating updates the report template, as opposed to refreshing, which only updates the event links.
Simply click the Generate Impact Report button in the most recent Event News email, and follow the instructions above; when the report opens, copy it and change the date to today’s date; then save with your own exposure set. This will ensure the new event sets appear, and all the existing links will be updated.
For further information, users can access the InLine Help feature at any time, or see the Help Center.