Order the latest version of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazus-MH ? MR5 (http://www.fema.gov/plan/prevent/hazus/) ? risk-assessment software by visiting the agency's Map Service Center at www.fema.gov and looking for HAZUS under "product catalogs."

The methodology calculates potential physical, economic, and social losses from disasters like floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes. The upgrade:

  • Supports the Enterprise and Professional versions of Windows 7 in addition to Windows XP SP3
  • Includes an auto-patching feature that lets users choose whether they'd like to add a new patch
  • Allows users to create study regions defined by HUC-8 watersheds geospatial boundaries
  • Allows users to import multiple user-defined flood depth grids with differing return periods.