Federal Emergency Management Agency

This is a risk assessment software program that contains models for estimating potential losses from floods, hurricane winds and earthquakes. Loss estimates produced by HAZUS are based on current scientific and engineering knowledge of the effects of hurricane winds, floods, and earthquakes. Estimating losses is essential for developing mitigation plans and policies, emergency preparedness, and response and recovery planning. HAZUS provides both a software framework and complete US data coverage for various types of GIS data. Data includes digital elevation models, rivers and streams, flood plains, general geology, roads, census data (2000) as well as hazard analysis using GIS. Federal, state and local government agencies and the private sector can order HAZUS-MH free-of-charge.

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Subject: Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water, Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather, Floods/Fluvial Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather
Resource Type: Computer Applications
Special Interest: Hazards
Topics: Hydrosphere/Cryosphere:Surface Water, Solid Earth:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology/Earthquakes/Seismic Reflection Profiling
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Structural Geology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Weather, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geophysics, Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Earthquakes, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:GIS/Remote Sensing