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Hazards U.S. - Multi-Hazard (HAZUS-MH)
Entry ID: HAZUS-MH
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Summary
Abstract: HAZUS-MH, is a nationally applicable standardized methodology and software
program that contains models for estimating potential losses from earthquakes,
floods, and hurricane winds. HAZUS-MH was developed by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) under contract with the National Institute of Building
Sciences (NIBS). NIBS maintains committees of wind, flood, earthquake and
software experts to provide technical oversight and guidance to HAZUS-MH
development. Loss estimates produced by HAZUS-MH are based on current
scientific and engineering knowledge of the effects of hurricane winds, floods,
and earthquakes. Estimating losses is essential to decision-making at all
levels of government, providing a basis for developing mitigation plans and
policies, emergency preparedness, and response and recovery planning.

HAZUS-MH uses state-of-the-art geographic information system (GIS) software to
map and display hazard data and the results of damage and economic loss
estimates for buildings and infrastructure. It also allows users to estimate
the impacts of hurricane winds, floods, and earthquakes on populations.
HAZUS-MH will be fast-running to facilitate use in real time to support
response and recovery following a natural disaster.

http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/hazus/index.shtm

Related URL
Link: GET RELATED SERVICE METADATA (SERF)
Description: HAZUS: The Flood Information Tool (FIT)

Link: GET RELATED SERVICE METADATA (SERF)
Description: HAZUS99, the Earthquake Loss Estimation Program
Service Citation
Title: Hazards U.S. - Multi-Hazard (HAZUS-MH)
Provider: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
URL: http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/hazus/index.shtm
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Service Provider
Hazards U.S., Mitigation Division, FEMA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Service Provider Personnel
Name: CLAIRE DRURY
Phone: 202-646-2884
Fax: 202-646-2577
Email: hazus at dhs.gov
Contact Address:
HAZUS Program Manager
Federal Emergency Management Agency
500 C Street, SW.
City: Washington
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20472
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2004-02-11
SERF Last Revision Date: 2013-02-06
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