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HIHUG, Hawaii HAZUS Atlas   [open pdf - 1MB]

"The Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) formally unveiled the Hawaii HAZUS [Hazard US] Atlas (HHA) at the Hawaii State Earthquake Advisory Committee (HSEAC)-sponsored workshop, Estimated Earthquake Losses for Hawaii County. Over 100 participants attended the event in Hilo, including Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim. Stakeholders from emergency management and planning communities identified several potential applications of the HHA, ranging from assisting emergency response operations to supporting future exercises. […] The HHA is a web-based catalog of 20 'plausible' hypothetical earthquakes based on historical events located in (and around) Maui and Hawaii Counties. The HHA contains loss estimation data and analyses based on HAZUS scenarios. With HHA, communities can use HAZUS results to assist in disaster planning before, during, and after a destructive earthquake. Prototypes have also been used recently by Hawaii State Civil Defense to support statewide tsunami and earthquake exercises. For the tsunami exercise, the Atlas was used to examine the damage caused by the hypothetical earthquake in Maui and Hawaii Counties." This document is a replacement for the FEMA Best Practice Portfolio.

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