FEMA’s National Risk Index

I mentioned this resource about two months ago, but here are some recent articles. Direct link is here: National Risk Index (NRI)

“The National Risk Index is a new, online mapping application from FEMA that identifies communities most at risk to 18 natural hazards. This application visualizes natural hazard risk metrics and includes data about expected annual losses, social vulnerabilities and community resilience. The National Risk Index’s interactive web maps are at the county and census tract level and made available via geographic information system (GIS) feature services for custom analyses. With this data, you can discover a holistic view of community risk to natural hazards via online maps and data.”

From the Guardian: Los Angeles is riskiest US county but New Yorkers should beware tornadoes

From the WashPost: FEMA rates Los Angeles the most dangerous county for natural disasters

From GovTech website.

3 thoughts on “FEMA’s National Risk Index

  1. It seems that NRI is somewhat similar to the National Risk Assessment in UK. Canada also does a similar assessment. Thank you for the info. Claire.

  2. It doesn’t seem to handle rare high impact events very well. We are busy preparing for a Cascadia earthquake and tsunami in the Pacific Northwest and you wouldn’t know that from the index. Makes me wonder how much of future climate change impacts have been integrated into it as well.

  3. Mike

    Happy New Year:

    In case EPA discussions, FEMA’s National Risk Index is a game changer and will be a first stop for any community undertaking resilieence planning.


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