Hazus is a nationally applicable standardized methodology that contains models for estimating potential losses from earthquakes, floods and hurricanes. Hazus uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to estimate physical, economic and social impacts of disasters. It graphically illustrates the limits of identified high-risk locations due to earthquake, hurricane and floods. Users can then visualize the spatial relationships between populations and other more permanently fixed geographic assets or resources for the specific hazard being modeled, a crucial function in the pre-disaster planning process.
- HAZUS 3.2 has Arrived!
- Hazus 3.2 is now supported on ArcGIS 10.4 and Windows 10 64-bit, with continued support for Windows 8.1 and 7 (64-bit only). New Help Desk Email Help Desk
- HAZUS Modernization
- As part of an effort to modernize Hazus, a number of updates have been released or are in progress. The first update was released in January 2015 and provided compatibility of Hazus with ArcGIS 10.2.2 and Windows 8. A service pack to the January release was put out in May 2015 and features several enhancements to the flood module. This included the application of dasymetric General Building Stock (GBS) approach and the implementation of study region aggregation at the custom jurisdiction or neighborhood level. Later in Hazus Modernization, the underlying code of Hazus will be re-architected to align with current practices, enabling future development.