FEMA launches new National Risk Index: helps communities and businesses analyze their natural hazards risks

Published: Thursday, 19 November 2020 09:53

FEMA has announced the Phase 1 rollout of the National Risk Index, a new online resource that helps highlight locations which are most at risk from natural hazards. The mapping application analyzes risk factors from 18 natural hazards and includes layers for expected annual losses, social vulnerability, and community resilience .

The National Risk Index contains authoritative data from multiple federal partners and received input from more than 55 partners across the public and private sectors including state, regional and local government agencies; academia; private organizations; and nonprofits. The information was collected from the best available resources between 2014 and 2019 and is expected to be updated in 2021.

The tool is free and easy to use, and data from the site is available for download. 

Visit FEMA’s National Risk Index webpage to learn more.

FEMA is developing a comprehensive National Risk Index application to release later in 2021.