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FEMA Case Study Library

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HAZUS-MH - Lessons Learned and Moving Forward in Florida

FLORIDA – HAZUS-MH is used by many states. Only Florida, however, is the leader in the use of HAZUS-MH. During the 2005 hurricane season, the following HAZUS-MH outputs were used in State Emergency Response Team (SERT) briefings following each National Hurricane Center advisory:

HAZUS, the Standard in Estimating Earthquake Losses

WASHINGTON, DC - One of the most successful risk assessment tools is HAZUS, or Hazards U.S., a cutting edge software program developed by FEMA with the National Institute of Building Sciences.

HAZUS - The SW Florida Pilot Project

FLORIDA – The state of Florida is a leader in the use of HAZUS-MH. Interest in HAZUS-MH took off after the 2004 hurricane season, with the model was used by FEMA and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) for hurricanes Charley, Jeanne, Frances and Ivan.

HAZUS - Comprehensive Data Management System (CDMS)

FLORIDA - The state of Florida has an opportunity to “break new ground” in data management using HAZUS-MH.

Gulf View Home Survives Katrina's Wrath

PASCAGOULA, MS – Susan Lee is fortunate to be the owner of the only home in her coastal neighborhood that remained intact and standing after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation on August 29, 2005.

Get 'em Up: Scituate's Grant Committee Gets Homes in the Air

PLYMOUTH COUNTY, MA – Located along on the Massachusetts Bay, the small seacoast town of Scituate, Massachusetts has seen its share of storms and floods.