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Quick Guide to the Hazards U.S. Multi-Hazard Software (HAZUS-MH MR1)

This 11-page quick reference guide describes the Hazards U.S. Multi-Hazard (HAZUS-MH) software and its use in Earthquake, Hurricane Winds, and Floods Loss estimations.

Hazards U.S. Multi-Hazard (HAZUS-MH) is a powerful risk assessment software program for analyzing potential losses from floods, hurricane winds, and earthquakes. HAZUS-MH uses ESRI software to run its calculations and is an extension for ArcGIS Desktop. HAZUS-MH was developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under contract with the National Institute of Building Sciences. It started in 1992 as a project related to the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program.

Note: HAZUS-MH Maintenance Release 1 (MR1) runs with ArcGIS 9 Service Pack 1. The next release, MR2, will work with ArcGIS 9.1.

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