Abstract: Through the Project Impact initiative, FEMA and ESRI have formed a National Partnership in part aimed at providing multi-hazard maps and information to U.S. residents, business owners, schools, community groups, and local governments via the Internet. The information is intended to assist in building disaster resistant communities across the country by sharing geographic knowledge about local ... hazards.
Custom hazard maps can be created and downloaded from the web using a simple user defined interface. Users can enter a location based on zip code, U.S. city, or congressional district to find recent or historical locations of disastrous events. These events include earthquakes, floods, hail storms, tornadoes and wind storms. The generated map has the interactive features of zoom, recenter, and reposition. Each map can also be printed in a simple, predefined layout containing reference points and a scale.
Much of the information provided on this hazards Web site should be considered as approximate or provisional and is subject to revision. The object of the site is not necessarily to very precisely portray or predict hazards or their risk areas. Instead, this site provides users the opportunity to view available data and use the information as a starting place in the process of building disaster resistant lives and communities.
Users are free to use the map images generated on this site in documents or Web sites. Users are requested to not alter the image and provide proper attribution for the image (e.g. "Map image provided courtesy of ESRI" or "Map image produced at ESRI/FEMA Project Impact Hazard Site").