Utah Department of Public Safety

Emergency Management - HAZUS - Hazards U.S.

Natural Hazard Loss Estimation Tool

As part of its efforts to mitigate hazards and protect lives and property from the devastating effects of natural disasters, FEMA aims to provide individuals, businesses, and communities with information and tools to work proactively to mitigate hazards and prevent losses resulting from disasters. One of these tools is HAZUS or Hazards U.S., a natural hazard loss estimation methodology developed by FEMA in partnership with the National Institute of Building Sciences.

Using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology, HAZUS allows users to compute estimates of damage and losses that could result from an earthquake. To support FEMA's mitigation and emergency preparedness efforts, HAZUS is being expanded into HAZUS - MH, a multi - hazard methodology with new modules for estimating potential losses from wind and flood (riverine and coastal) hazards.

For more information on HAZUS, please contact Bob Carey, Earthquake Program Manager, at (801) 538-3784 or at bcarey@utah.gov.

[Last Update - Friday, 08-Mar-2013 16:25:52 MST]