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Find out your community's risks with the US Natural Hazards Index.


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NCDP Training Newsletter

National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP)

Volume III | Issue 29 | May 2023





Do you know what your community's natural hazards are?

Find out your community's risks with the US Natural Hazards Index.


US Natural Hazards Index

The first step in disaster preparedness is to know your risks. Knowing which hazards exist where you live and work increases your situational understanding to inform and tailor a household, business, or community emergency preparedness plan. In a major upgrade to the beta version of the tool, released in 2016, this second version of the US Natural Hazards Index (NHI v2.0) helps visualize natural hazard data for fourteen hazard types in all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico (subject to data availability) at the census tract level. All hazard layers are derived from publicly available data sources. The index was created to provide households, communities, and public health and emergency management practitioners an overview of the natural hazards at the US census tract level and to facilitate the comparison of the presence and degree of each hazard along with a summary index score. The Natural Hazards Index was created in partnership with AllianceBernstein.



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