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E313: Basic HAZUS Multi-Hazards

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide federal, state, and local Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialists in emergency management with the skills and knowledge to use HAZUS-MH, the nationally applicable standardized methodology and software program that contains models for estimating potential losses from earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes. HAZUS-MH uses state-of-the-art GIS software (ArcGIS) to map and display hazard data, and the results of damage and economic loss estimates for buildings and infrastructure, allowing users to estimate the impacts of hurricanes, floods, and earthquakes to populations.

Selection Criteria:

The audience for this course includes state and local emergency managers and planners, GIS specialists responsible for risk assessment activities, regional personnel responsible for earthquake, wind, and flood mitigation and response activities, and other federal agencies with a need to conduct risk assessment. They must have a strong working knowledge of multi-hazard applications of HAZUS toward mitigation, recovery, and risk management.



Participants must be able to do the following:

    1. Use a personal computer and Windows.
    2. Use GIS.
    3. Have GIS experience.
    4. Be involved in updating the HAZUS database in their region.

Course Length: 4 days

CEUs: 2.8

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