HAZUS-Multi Hazard Best Practices Award: Flood Analysis

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Recipient: Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

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At the state level, one of the most ambitious projects using Hazus-Multi Hazard (Hazus-MH) is a statewide study of a 100-year flood that was completed by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. This significant study looked at streams with a drainage area of at least 10 square miles, and used Hazus to compute damages in dollars for total economic loss, building and content damage, and other economic impacts.

The products from this study include maps and supporting analysis for the entire state that show the location and extent of potential flood damages in a 100-year flood.  

The Pennsylvania study has become an important standard for other states to examine in assessing the potential applications of Hazus-MH to support flood risk assessment and mitigation.

Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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