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Free and Open to the Public
New York Academy of Sciences
Section of Engineering

HAZUS: The FEMA Tool for Multi-Hazard Loss Estimation


Claire Drury
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, D.C.

Daniel O'Brien
New York State Emergency Management Office

Wednesday, March 10, 1999
6:00 P.M.
2 East 63rd Street

HAZUS is a Geographic Information Systems program being developed by the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for emergency managers to
facilitate natural hazard loss estimation.  Disaster scenarios, such as
earthquakes of hurricanes, are combined with demographic, lifeline, and
building information, to estimate, for example, physical damage,
economic losses, and casualties.  These provide rational bases for
developing mitigation strategies and emergency response planning and

The Academy offers dinner with the speaker and section advisory
committee members following the lecture, at 7:30 P.M. ($27 for
non-members, $22 for members, $11 for all students).  For reservations,
please contact Bruce Soffer at 212.838.0230 ext. 426 or bsoffer(--nospam--at)
by the Friday before the lecture.  For further information about section
activities, contact Dr. Henry Moss at 212.838.0230 ext. 410 or
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James Cohen
Chair, Engineering Section, New York Academy of Sciences