Using Hazus for planning and emergency response

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:09am -- Anonymous (not verified)

This workshop will provide an overview of Hazus, which is used in conjunction with ArcGIS to estimate losses for flood, hurricane, earthquake, and tsunami (in development) hazards. Hazus can be used during a disaster event or to plan for a disaster event which will enable communities to respond quickly and pre-position resources. We will discuss what is required to update Hazus with local data and will explore the flood and earthquake modules. The workshop will feature demonstrations of the Hazus software including viewing Hazus datasets, inputting earthquake and flood data, as well as viewing loss output. We will also discuss the best way to display Hazus output and provide examples of output for various audiences. In addition the FEMA GeoPortal Online will be previewed which is used to display various FEMA datasets during disasters.

Author/Presenter name(s): 
Kelly Stone, GISP
Experience Level: 

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