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Update of Hazards Reporter Application

Update of Hazards Reporter Application

The Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development Hazards Reporter has been redesigned to provide an enhanced experience for users, specifically community planners, who require current, detailed local information about natural hazards.  This interactive map displays published data on coastal erosion, earthquake, flood, landslide, tsunami, and volcano, with a transparency slider bar to help view the layers with the large selection of basemaps now available.  Hazard data summaries and references provide additional resources.

The previous version of the Hazards Reporter application was focused on the flood hazard only.  The application has been expanded to accommodate additional natural hazards, while the flood hazard data catalog has also been expanded to include more detailed and preliminary data layers.  The addition of the preliminary flood data allows users the opportunity to compare the current effective flood zones to newly created data, so that they can see how the zones may be changing.  FEMA's current Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) panels are also available for download by simply pointing and clicking the displayed panel.

The user can also create a natural hazard analysis summary report on a defined geography by drawing a user-defined area.  The hazards report provides the user with a downloadable .pdf report of the hazard data that intersects the user-defined area, brief data descriptions, data source information, and links to supplemental hazards summaries.  These supplemental summaries include a hazard description, definitions for the classifications/categories/zones depicted in the Hazard Reporter application, limitations of use for the data and the analysis performed, and planning-based examples of appropriate uses for the data.

Check out the updated Hazards Reporter here.

For questions on the Hazards Reporter, please contact David Lentzner @ (503) 934-0010 or david.lentzner@state.or.us.

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