FEMA announces the availability of Hazus 3.2 software to assist in estimating impacts of disasters

As part of its ongoing modernization effort, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazus team on Oct. 31 deployed Hazus 3.2, available for free download on the FEMA Flood Map Service Center Hazus Download page. Hazus is a nationally applicable standardized methodology that contains models for estimating potential losses from earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes. Hazus 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. Users then can visualize the spatial relationships between populations and other more permanently fixed geographic assets or resources for the specific hazard being modeled, a crucial function in the pre-disaster planning process. The new version includes an ArcGIS upgrade, integration of the Hazus earthquake module with the U.S. Geological Survey’s ShakeMap, and enhanced reports. For technical assistance, contact the Hazus Help Desk at hazus-support@riskmapcds.com

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