FEMA HAZUS-MH Data and Software

HAZUS: Earthquake Map
HAZUS: Hurricane Map
HAZUS: Flooding Map

The Federal Emergency Management Agency HAZUS-MH (Multi-Hazard) application and dataset has been created to support rapid impact assessment and disaster response for earthquake, hurricane and flood emergencies. The HAZUS application is designed as an add-on extension to ArcGIS. Additionally, HAZUS comes bundled with a wide range of US spatial and tabular data.

For full information and documentation about the HAZUS-MH software and how it is being used, go to the HAZUS-MH website. Some of the FEMA data can be viewed interactively online via Online Hazards Maps.

Software and Data Availability and Access

The latest version (as of March 2006) is version 1.1, copyright 2005. The HAZUS-MH software application and patch, data collection, and extensive documentation are all available for NCSU users on the Geodata Server at ftp://gisdata.lib.ncsu.edu/fema/hazus-mh1.1.

Non-NCSU users may request HAZUS-MH at no cost directly from FEMA.

The original version of HAZUS from 1999, which only provided earthquake loss estimates, is also available through NCSU Libraries (see documentation). Our holdings include supplemental data only for North Carolina.

For the HAZUS-MH 1.1 version, data are available for the entire United States and Puerto Rico. All feature classes and tables are contained in personal geodatabases and are readable only in ArcGIS version 8.x and higher. Use the table below to choose which "dvd" folder on the Geodata server contains data for the state you need.

DVD1 Alaska (AK), Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Hawaii (HI), Idaho (ID), Nevada (NV), Oregon (OR), Utah (UT), Washington (WA)
DVD2 Colorado (CO), Iowa (IA), Kansas (KS), Minnesota (MN), Missouri (MO), Montana (MT), North Dakota (ND), Nebraska (NE), South Dakota (SD), Wyoming (WY)
DVD3 Arkansas (AR), Louisiana (LA), Mississippi (MS), New Mexico (NM), Oklahoma (OK), Texas (TX)
DVD4 Alabama (AL), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), North Carolina (NC), Puerto Rico (PR), South Carolina (SC), Tennessee (TN)
DVD5 Illinois (IL), Indiana (IN), Kentucky (KY), Michigan (MI), Ohio (OH), Wisconsin (WI)
DVD6 Connecticut (CT), Washington DC (DC), Delaware (DE), Massachusetts (MA), Maryland (MD), Maine (ME), New Hampshire (NH), New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), Pennsylvania (PA), Rhode Island (RI), Virginia (VA), Vermont (VT), West Virginia (WV)

Data Content

Use one of the links below for a complete list of geospatial and tabular data available from HAZUS-MH:

Alert Not all data feature classes and tables are available for every state. The following is a list of layers NOT available for North Carolina. (Even though these feature class and table names are shown in the geodatabases, they are empty.):

  • Ferry Facilities
  • Levees
  • All Light Rail data
  • Military Facilities
  • All pipelines, including Natural Gas, Oil, Potable Water, and Wastewater
  • Railway Tunnels
  • Wastewater Facilities