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FEMA has announced the full application launch of the new US National Risk Index, an online resource that provides a clear, visual guide to natural hazard risks throughout the United States as well as information to help communities and organizations to understand and reduce those risks whether they involve flooding, wildfire, extreme heat, or drought.

Developed with attention to the increased risks from climate change, and the need to develop new approaches to reduce those risks, this online mapping application provides simple measures of a community’s risk for 18 natural hazards. The online mapping application also measures resilience, social vulnerability, and expected annual loss.

The National Risk Index was originally released in November 2020 in a limited capacity. Now the Index can generate more customized analyses and reports, including community risk profiles and risk comparison reports for any county or census tract. 

The National Risk Index is free and easy to use, and data from the site can be downloaded.


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