FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: NVHUG - Loss-Estimation Modeling of Earthquake Scenarios   [open pdf - 42KB]

This document is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Best Practices Portfolio. The Best Practices Portfolio is a collection of true stories about people and communities who have experienced disasters, and what mitigation they used to survive, rebuild, and prepare for disasters. This Best Practice Story describes that, "With the support of the Nevada Division of Emergency Management the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) conducted a project to model the potential earthquake loss in each county in the state of Nevada using the HAZUSMH computer program for determining potential losses from a disaster . Potential earthquake faults that are located near each County seat where selected as the basis for each County HAZUS-MH model. The different levels of potential earthquake consequences require different levels and types of preparedness across the state. The HAZUS visualization makes these county seat scenarios of immediate value for the local communities and for state contingency planning." This and other individual FEMA Best Practices documents are also combined in "Mitigation Best Practices: Public and Private Sector Best Practice Stories for All Activity/Project Types in All States and Territories Relating to All Hazards [August 10, 2011]," which can be accessed at the following link: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=683132]

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