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College of Arts & Sciences
Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute


    SHELDUS v14 Released! SHELDUS is the most comprehensive database of hazard loss and mortality for the United States. more

  • SoVI® The Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI®) is a comparative metric that highlights the difference in social vulnerability among counties.more

  • Hugo Then and Now 25 years ago Hurricane Hugo hit the coast of South Carolina. Find out how this storm affected our state.more

  • HVRI is an IRDR International Center of Excellence Integrated Research of Disaster Risk has designated HVRI as an International Centre of Excellence! more

Our Mission: To conduct basic research on hazard vulnerability and resilience; train the next generation of hazard scientists and practitioners; and through outreach efforts, assist in the improvement of emergency preparedness, planning, response, and recovery at local, state, national and international scales.