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HAZUS-MH: FEMA’s Gold Standard for Mitigation and Recovery Planning

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What is the cost-benefit ratio for each mitigation strategy identified in your mitigation plan? Which schools in your city would be safe from flood waters and available as shelters post disaster? How much debris will a magnitude 6.0 earthquake generate? HAZUS-MH has the answers! HAZUS-MH combines science, engineering and mathematical modeling with GIS technology to estimate losses of life and property. HAZUS-MH estimates impacts to the physical, social and economic vitality of a community from earthquakes, hurricane winds and floods. HAZUS-MH is the tool that state and local governments use in all phases of emergency management planning.
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