First off we have no expertise. But we have attempted to use HAZUS in the
preparation of our hazard mitigation planning process here in the flatlands
of Ohio. The software requires some of the same data that's used in the
transportation modeling process. And the data can be used for establishing
the independent variables within the TAZs. The problem is that we do not
collect all the HAZUS data required for the entire model area and restrict
the time intensive process only to those populated areas we suspect are
subject to flood and dam hazard mitigation issues.
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Subject: [CTPP] HAZUS from FEMA-- user experience?
Hi Everyone -
Back in the Jan 2008 issue
of the CTPP Status report, we included a brief article about HAZUS, because
the CTPP2000 is used.
Recently, for a FHWA research project, Oak Ridge National Labs used this
dataset (May 2011 version) as a land use proxy, and for creating a land use
diversity measure. Land use is reported by square footage at the block
level and has seven main categories: residential, commercial, industrial,
agricultural, religious, government and education. Some categories have
further detail, for example, the residential category includes number of
units per residence, nursing home, etc.) The commercial category includes
retail store, restaurant, theatre and several other categories.
What has been your experience with this dataset? Please share your
knowledge and expertise. Thanks!
FHWA Office of Planning
206-220-4460 (in Seattle)