Hazus-MH Based Project Support

Hazus-MH uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to estimate physical, economic, and social impacts of disasters. It graphically illustrates the limits of identified high-risk locations due to earthquake, hurricane, and floods. This capability provides its users with a method for assessing the spatiotemporal vulnerabilities and risks for infrastructure and citizens across the US. These vulnerability and risk assessments are an essential part in mitigation planning and risk reduction activities. As a part of a hazard mitigation risk assessment a community (local, state, or tribal) can identify its at-risk areas and propose future projects aimed at reducing those risks to build a disaster resistant community.

Hypothetical hurricane scenario for eastern Florida in Hazus-MH

Hazus-MH Education

Hazus-MH course training is available through a variety of sources. The Emergency Management Institute (EMI) on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Emergency Training Center (NETC) campus offers nine Hazus-MH courses. These courses are offered on the NETC campus and are also offered at field locations across the US. If you are interested in field courses or customized Hazus-MH training contact Shane Hubbard (email). The FEMA Hazus website also provides additional information on training opportunities across the US and can be found at the following link.

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L0313: Hazus-MH Basic and L0317 Comprehensive Data Management Course, San Juan, Puerto Rico, August 2013.
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