The objective of this analysis was to create a tool using Model Builder. The created model is designed to identify parcels of a land in a given area that are located inside of a floodplain, and to identify a second set of parcels that are at risk of flood damage during extremely heavy rainfall. The model requires two pieces of spatial data as user selected inputs: 1) Parcels with land use designation, and 2) floodplain polygons. Outputs are two tables; one containing land use designations and counts within floodplains, and one with the land use designations and counts within potential flood zones.
The idea is that this single model could be used again and again with different inputs in different locations, but still run through the process quickly with little work done by the GIS user.