Recipient: National Hurricane Center
One of the themes of the Hazus-MH Users Conference is that Hazus success stories invariably involve partnerships that bring together government, non-government and the research community. The Hurricane Analysis Best Practices award recognizes the contributions of a very important Hazus and FEMA partner – the National Hurricane Center.
The National Hurricane Center has played an important role in the development and running of the hurricane model. Hurricane advisories from the National Hurricane Center largely drive the analyses in the hurricane model. The H*Wind research team at the National Hurricane Center, led by Dr. Mark Powell, has worked closely with ARA – the hurricane model developers – to provide estimates of peak gust wind and other wind analyses in the running of Hazus.
FEMA wishes to acknowledge the good work of the National Hurricane Center, a true partner in hurricane impact assessment.