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Hazards - United States (Hazus)

Hazards-United States (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 can then 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.

Related Organizations: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Resource Category: Data and tools

 

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FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Administered by FEMA, the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP, CFDA Number: 97. 039) provides grants to state and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration.  HMGP funding is only available to applicants that reside within a Presidentially declared disaster area.   The purpose of the HMGP is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster Purpose: The program’s purpose is to provide funding to states and communities to implement activities that will help them reduce risks of damage and loss of life and property from future natural disasters and hazards.

Related Organizations: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Resource Category: Funding

 

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