Hazus News and Events

Our team provides new software updates, open source risk assessment tools, and updated inventory datasets for the public. Projects are aimed at leveraging best available public data, open source technology, and transparent methodology in order to increase the accessibility of data-driven risk reduction in communities across the U.S.

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Hazus Success Stories

The Hazus Team is always interested in learning about Hazus risk assessment projects. Have your project published in a Hazus Success Story or featured on the Hazus Quarterly Webinar.

Hazus Risk Assessment Guidance

Sign up for Hazus risk assessment guidance to learn more about upcoming webinars and events, software and tool releases, data updates, and more.

Hazus Software and Open-Source Tool Releases

Hazus 6.0 Release

FEMA’s Hazus Team has released a new version of Hazus software with major inventory data, methodology, and software improvements. Download Hazus 6.0 and update the new state database connections today to begin assessing risk in your community.

Hazus 6.0 Release

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Hazus 5.1 Release

FEMA’s Hazus Team has released a new version of Hazus software with major data and software improvements. Download Hazus 5.1 and update the  new state database connections today to begin assessing risk in your community.

Hazus 5.1 Release

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Flood Hazard Import Tool (FHIT)

FHIT is an open source tool that allows Hazus users to rapidly access and incorporate publicly available flood hazard data from ADCIRC, and eventually other sources, into a Hazus flood analysis.

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Flood Assessment Structure Tool (FAST)

FAST is an open-source tool that rapidly analyzes building-level flood risk using the Hazus flood model methodology. FEMA designed FAST to make building-specific flood risk assessments quicker, simpler, and more resource effective.

Flood Assessment Structure Tool (FAST)

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Hazus Hurricane Import Tool (HHIT)

HHIT is an open-source tool that allows Hazus users to rapidly access and incorporate authoritative hurricane hazard data from Hurrevac into a Hazus hurricane analysis.

Hazus Hurricane Import Tool (HHIT)

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Hazus Export Tool

Hazus Export is an open-source tool for a quick and easy extraction of Hazus results into readily usable data formats. This aids in visualizing risk assessment results to support risk communication and a deeper analysis.

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Events and Webinars

Hazus Risk Assessment Symposium

The Hazus Risk Assessment Symposium is a biennial meeting that brings together about 100 attendees from the risk assessment community. Attendees engage in presentations and panel discussions on the future of hazard and risk information. The symposium is designed to help risk assessment and mitigation experts discuss innovative risk analysis techniques, incorporating risk data into mitigation and policy initiatives, and the future of risk assessment science and technology.

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For more information about where Hazus will be presented in the coming year, contact the Hazus Team.

The Hazus Team Presents Key Updates at National Earthquake Conference in San Diego, March 2020

The Hazus Team demonstrated the importance of recent nationwide infrastructure data updates by performing a comparative analysis of the Rose Canyon San Diego Earthquake Scenario. The results were unveiled during this year's National Earthquake Conference. Analysis results showed a 10% increase in losses driven by the newer infrastructure data, as well as a complete shift in bridge performance. This highlights the importance of using accurate risk information to identify the best mitigation opportunities.

The Hazus Program Partners with Homeland Infrastructure Foundation Level Data for Latest Nationwide Facilities

Hazus program partners and the Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD) program updated nationwide point and segment locations for infrastructure layers. They developed an automated process to ensure all Hazus facility and infrastructure layers are updated annually using the latest available data directly from HIFLD.

Past Webinar Recordings


Learn about FEMA's Hazus Loss Library, an online public repository of natural hazard risk information to support users in all phases of emergency management at the local, state and federal levels. Users can search, view, and download risk information for communities across the United States.

FEMA's Hazus Program provides tools to analyze, map, and communicate hurricane risk information. Learn more as we demonstrate how to bring hurricane hazard data into Hazus, analyze risk for the island of Puerto Rico, and communicate results.

Learn about FEMA's Flood Assessment Structure Tool (FAST), an open source tool that rapidly analyzes structure-level flood risk using best-available science from federal agencies and engineers.

Learn about how protecting natural infrastructure, like coral reefs, is a cost-effective strategy for risk reduction in coastal communities.
Last updated June 23, 2022