Hazard Risk Score
Each hazard was assigned a risk score based on internal categories found in each hazard’s data source. The lower the number, the lower the risk. A score of zero or N/A means that hazard does not exist or there was no available data for your location.
Location Risk Score
Location risk scores were calculated by adding the location’s Hazard Risk Scores and multiplying that total by the location’s Social Vulnerability Index score, which assesses a community’s ability to prepare for and respond to hazardous events. This formula emphasizes an area’s vulnerability, based on likelihood of a hazard occurring and the location’s ability to respond.
The data sources used in this tool are listed within the description of each hazard and are the best available national resources as of May 2020. However, the scores here will not reflect all local nuance in vulnerability, and, U.S. territories are not recognized by every source. Use these scores as a starting point to understand general risk of one property in relation to another. Feel free to explore each property’s individual hazard scores in more detail and consider local and recent community experiences as you evaluate vulnerability.
- Look up an address and get instant feedback on locations within the US.
- Or, click the link to enter or paste multiple addresses, one address per line, and submit them for evaluation with the Process Addresses button.
- The national risk score ranges from 0-96, the lower the number, the lower the risk. Once you have your set of scores for each property, identify the property with the highest risk score in your prioritization of mitigation and resilience investment in that property.
- Click the View Results button by each location to view hazard and vulnerability scores.
- Click on each vulnerability and hazard to learn further details, recommendations for action, and to access links to resources and reference information.