Hazards Analyst: North Carolina's New Tool for Disaster Preparation/Response
Track: Disaster Management and Emergency Response
Author(s): Hope Morgan, Richard Fogleman, Rick Prosser

The State of North Carolina is committed to protecting the lives and property of its citizens.  Planning for and providing basic and emergency services to high risk and special needs populations are critical to saving lives in the event of a disaster.  Due to the dynamic nature of events such as hurricanes and ice storms, analyzing and reporting on conditions for emergency response requires close to real-time results.  Manual compilation of these analyses can be time consuming, tedious and may take days to get results that are needed immediately for planning decisions.  The State of North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program and Watershed Concepts developed the Hazards Analyst tool, which automates such analyses to quickly provide information to planners for use before, during and after an event.  Hazards Analyst is an extension to ArcMap and focuses on the analysis of populations via Census block group and block data. 

Hope Morgan
State of North Carolina
4719 Mail Service Center
Raleigh , North Carolina 27699-4719
United States
Phone: 919-715-5711
Fax: 919-715-0408
E-mail: hmorgan@ncem.org

Richard Fogleman
Watershed Concepts
3333 Regency Parkway
Suite 120
Cary , North Carolina 27518
United States
Phone: 919.460.6895
Fax: 919.460.6896
E-mail: rfogleman@watershedconcepts.com

Rick Prosser
3333 Regency Pkwy ## 120
Cary , North Carolina 27518
United States
Phone: 919-460-6895
E-mail: rick.prosser@aecom.com