Distribution of Utility Lifelines in Relation to Earthquake Hazard in Portland, Oregon   [open pdf - 571KB]

This map provided by HAZUS-MH (Hazards U.S. - Multi Hazard), provides a map of the distribution of utility lifelines in Portland, Oregon. It also describes potential uses for the HAZUS-MH tool in pre-disaster preparation: evaluation of options for future extension of utility lifeline systems in Portland in relation to areas of potential soil liquefaction, prioritization of mitigation measures for system components to reduce vulnerability to potential liquefaction, and evaluation of the population and businesses that are potentially vulnerable to the earthquake hazard in Portland. Post-disaster uses include: Identification of utility lifelines that are potentially impacted by soil liquefaction, identification of utilities that are potentially eligible for funds under FEMA's Public Assistance (PA) program following a declared disaster, and identification of mitigation opportunities following a damaging earthquake.

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