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Hazus User & Technical Manuals

This page provides information and where to access Hazus User manuals for each Hazus model. This page is intended for Hazus software users. 

Hazus Earthquake Manuals

The Hazus Earthquake Model provides loss estimates of damage and loss to buildings, essential facilities, transportation and utility lifelines and population based on scenario or probabilistic earthquakes. The model addresses debris generation, fire-following, casualties and shelter requirements. Direct losses are estimated based on physical damage to structures, contents, inventory and building interiors. The earthquake model includes the Advanced Engineering Building Module for single- and group-building mitigation analysis.

Download the Hazus Earthquake User and Technical Manual from the FEMA Library.

Hazus Hurricane Manuals

The Hazus Hurricane Wind Model is an improvement over existing loss estimation models because it uses a wind hazard-load-damage-loss framework.

Download the Hazus Hurricane User and Technical Manual from the FEMA Library.

Hazus Flood Manuals

The flood loss estimation methodology consists of two modules that carry out basic analytical processes: flood hazard analysis and flood loss estimation analysis. The flood hazard analysis module uses characteristics, such as frequency, discharge and ground elevation to estimate flood depth, flood elevation and flow velocity. The flood loss estimation module calculates physical damage and economic loss from the results of the hazard analysis.

Download the Hazus Flood User and Technical Manual from the FEMA Library.

Other Manuals

Comprehensive Data Management System (CDMS) Version 2.0. The Comprehensive Data Management System (CDMS) provides users with the capability to update and manage statewide and Hazus datasets, which are used to support analysis in the Hazus. Once data are imported in the statewide datasets, the CDMS will allow users to query, sort, export and print information. Download CDMS Version 2.0 Release Notes.

Flood Information Tool User Manual. The Flood Information Tool (FIT) is an ArcGIS extension designed to process user-supplied flood hazard data into the format required by the Hazus Flood Model. The FIT, when given user supplied inputs (e.g., ground elevations, flood elevations and floodplain boundary information), computes the extent, depth and elevation of flooding for riverine and coastal hazards. Download the Flood Information Tool User Manual.

Advanced Engineering Building Module (AEBM) Technical and User's Manual. The Advanced Engineering Building Module describes procedures for developing building-specific damage and loss functions.

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12/05/2017 - 12:04