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San Francisco, CA Case Study

FEMAAccording to the U.S. Geological Survey, the five million citizens in the nine counties
surrounding the San Francisco Bay will most likely experience at least one 6.7 earthquake within the next 30 years. FEMA, the California Office of Emergency Services, local governments, utilities, universities, and corporations all have a stake in preparing for and mitigating against these forecasted earthquakes.Golden Gate Bridge.

That’s why in 1998, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) chose the San Francisco Bay Area as a logical region to begin implementation of HAZUS to help mitigate losses from future earthquakes. This marks the first regional implementation of HAZUS, the nationally standardized, earthquake-loss estimation software.

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