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Check out our field work results in Mississippi 10 years after Katrina

HVRI Responds to SC Flooding Disaster

HVRI has been engaged with SCEMD and FEMA starting on Friday, October 2, 2015 in the on-going support of the response and recovery effort to the statewide rain and flooding event.  Here is a partial list of our activities.

1)  At the request of SCEMD, we are running the FEMA's multi-hazard risk assessment software HAZUS for every South Carolina county for the 100 year flood event using a 30-mile stream density. We have completed nine counties and are processing another ten.  These HAZUS runs are computationally intensive and take about two days per county to run. 

IRDR Releases Their First Newsletter of the Year

Susan Cutter interviewed by Emergency Management magazine