Updated version of Hazus now available

As part of the ongoing Hazus moderzination efforts, the Hazus team recently has deployed Hazus-MH 3.1. Hazus Multi-Hazard (Hazus-MH) is a nationally applicable, standardized methodology, which uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to estimate physical, economic and social impacts of disasters. This methodology graphically illustrates the limits of identified high-risk locations due to earthquake, hurricane and floods. Hazus-MH allows users to visualize the spatial relationships between populations and geographic assets for the specific hazard being modeled. States and communities use Hazus-MH to increase hazard awareness and to perform risk assessments that evaluate economic loss for certain natural hazards. The updated software can be downloaded for free on the Flood Map Service Center (MSC) Hazus Download page. ArcGIS version compatibility remains at version 10.2.2 and it is supported for 64-bit Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 only. For educational resources and guidance on anticipated updates, visit the FEMA Hazus home page.


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