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Guidelines for the Implementation of Essential Facilities Risk Assessments Using Hazus-MH

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsored a pilot project to perform a risk assessment of essential facilities using its Hazus-MH. The objective of the pilot project was to demonstrate the synergy between Hazus-MH and FEMA’s Map Modernization program to update Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) for three Southern California counties (Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino) and to illustrate the types of information Hazus-MH can generate for hazard mitigation planning. In the pilot, Hazus-MH was used to estimate the impact of two different earthquakes and three different riverine floods on each county’s infrastructure, including both regional building inventories (referred to within Hazus-MH as the “general building stock”) and essential facilities. In addition, the impacts of a tsunami hitting the Orange County coastline were examined. The results of these risk assessments were documented in three separate reports.
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Icon for file of type text/plain1 HAZUS Study Guidelines
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Icon for file of type text/plain2 Orange County, CA
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Icon for file of type text/plain4 San Bernardino County
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