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HAZUS-MH Best Practices: State of Florida

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The State of Florida is a leader in the use of HAZUS-MH. Interest in HAZUS-MH took off after the 2004 hurricane season, when the model was used by FEMA and the Florida Division of Emergency Management (DEM) for hurricanes Charley, Jeanne, Frances and Ivan. This article highlights the use of HAZUS-MH in Florida since 2004, with emphasis on current statewide initiatives that will shape HAZUS-MH best practices.