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Open-File Report O-18-04, ArcGIS Python script alternative to the Hazus-MH Flood Model for User-Defined Facilities
by John M. Bauer; ArcGIS® Python® script, library, 28 p. user guide.

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Contents:

- User Guide PDF

- DOGAMI Hazus Flood Script v3p2.py Python script

- DDF Library
      DDF_Hazus4p0_LookupTables
      folder, containing the following CSV (comma-separated values) files:
         Building_DDF_CoastalA_LUT_Hazus4.0.csv
         Building_DDF_CoastalV_LUT_Hazus4.0.csv
         Building_DDF_Riverine_LUT_Hazus4p0.csv
         Content_DDF_CoastalA_LUT_Hazus4p0.csv
         Content_DDF_CoastalV_LUT_Hazus4p0.csv
         Content_DDF_Riverine_LUT_Hazus4p0.csv
         flBldgContDmgFn.csv
         flBldgEconParamOwnerOccupied.csv
         flBldgEconParamRecaptureFactors.csv
         flBldgEconParamRental.csv
         flBldgEconParamSalesAndInv.csv
         flBldgEconParamWageCapitalIncome.csv
         flBldgInvDmgFn.csv
         flBldgStructDmgFn.csv
         flDebris_LUT.csv
         flRsFnGBS_LUT.csv
         Inventory_DDF_LUT_Hazus4p0.csv

From the User Guide Overview:

Hazus® is a geographic information system (GIS)-based tool and set of methods for loss estimation from natural hazards. Hazus is developed and supported by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) ArcGIS® Python® Script Alternative (hereafter, “script”) is intended to complement a structure-level Hazus analysis of flood risk by providing rapid estimates of damage to building, content, and inventory, building debris, and building repair/replacement times, for a given flood depth grid or set of flood depth grids. Users may specify particular depth-damage functions (DDF) for a particular user-defined facility (UDF), or let the script choose the standard (default) DDF. With the rapid turnaround, users can more quickly evaluate their UDF parameters for accuracy and pursue in-depth sensitivity analyses. The script is targeted for users who have developed flood depth grids outside of the Hazus-MH flood model, especially for users with high-resolution flood depth grid(s) derived from lidar-based digital elevation models.