Hazus | View Your Results


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boom, whoosh, drip, splash, sparkle [ upbeat music fades in ] Welcome to the “View Your Results” video tutorial. In this video, you will learn how to view
the results after running an analysis of your hazard scenario. [ upbeat music ] Once Hazus completes the analyses for your
scenario, you will want to explore, visualize, and interact with the resulting data. In general, all hazard scenarios have similar
options when viewing results in Hazus, but there are also hazard-specific results. Hazus produces results for direct economic
loss, indirect economic loss, and social impact measures for all models, but the specific
type of data and the viewing options vary according to each hazard. While this video will demonstrate viewing
options for results from an earthquake scenario in Salt Lake County, Utah, it is recommended
that you explore all model result data for each hazard. When your scenario analysis is complete and
you are ready to view your results, open the “Results” menu to reveal the types of results
you can view for your hazard analysis. These results vary depending on your hazard
type and the analysis options you selected before running the model. Some of these results have further options
that allow you to filter and sort the results in a variety of ways. For example, under General Building Stock,
Building Economic Loss, there is an option to view “Direct Economic Loss” results. Selecting this option will open a dialog box
with grids displaying direct economic loss values for the GBS in each census tract of
your study region. Direct Economic Loss is a measure of the repair
or replacement costs for damaged buildings, the cost of losses to buildings’ contents
or businesses’ inventories, and the cost of losses caused by the interruption to business
activities in that area. Please note that these loss estimates are
based only on the general building stock data and building economic loss parameters within
Hazus. Your results will change if you modify the
general building stock attributes in your inventory data or override the building economic
loss parameters before your analysis. For more information on these topics, please
watch the General Building Stock and the Run Your Analysis video tutorials. You can display the distribution of direct
economic losses across your study region by selecting a column header, such as “Total
Loss”, and then clicking the “Map” button. Click “Close” to return to the map. The color-coded results will be displayed
as a layer in your study region map with the legend displayed in the Table of Contents. If the default breakdown and color scheme
are not suitable for the type of result you are viewing, you can easily change them by
adjusting the map Symbology. To change the Symbology, right click the layer
you want to change and click “Properties”. Then select the “Symbology” tab. Here you can change the range of values and
classes represented in the data breakdown by changing the “Classification” value. You can also use the “Color Ramp” to change
from the default color scheme to a gradient progression or other color scheme to make
the map more useful when shared with others. When you’ve made your selection, click “Ok”
to return to the map and view your data. Please note that while these layers can be
used to create maps and other products for sharing your analyses’ results, it is recommended that all map or web-based products be created outside of Hazus. Now, return to the “Results” menu to continue
exploring the various results of your analysis. Congratulations! In this video, you learned how to view the results after running an analysis of your hazard scenario. Look for more Hazus video tutorials on the
FEMA YouTube channel. [ upbeat music fades out ]

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