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HVRI Data and Resources

BRIC — Baseline Resilience Indicators for Communities

The Baseline Resilience Indicators for Communities (BRIC) index considers six broad categories of community disaster resilience: social, economic, community capital, institutional, infrastructural, and environmental at the county level.  Used as an initial baseline for monitoring existing attributes of resilience to natural hazards, BRIC can be used to compare places to one another, to determine the specific drivers of resilience for counties, and to monitor improvements in resilience over time. Download the county BRIC scores for 2010, 2015, and 2020. 

SoVI® — Social Vulnerability Index

The Social Vulnerability Index (SoVI®) measures the social vulnerability of all United States counties to environmental hazards. The index was created using 29 socioeconomic variables, which research literature suggests contribute to the reduction in a community's ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from hazards. Download the county level scores by state for SoVI 2010-2014 and county SoVI maps.  Scores for SoVI 2019 are also available for download [xlxs].

Socioeconomic Impacts of Natural Hazards — HazDash

HazDash — Socioeconomic Impacts of Natural Hazards — examines the geographic distribution of hazards in the U.S. in this interactive web application.  Where are economic losses the highest?  Which is the deadliest hazard?  Which hazards cause the most losses?  Are losses increasing over time? How hazardous is your state?


SHELDUS™  is the most comprehensive database of hazard loss and mortality for the United States, spanning from 1960 to present. SHELDUS™ contains county-level hazard loss data for 18 different natural hazards. With the release of version 16.1 you can find and download every loss causing and/or deadly event from 1960 to present. Follow the link above to start searching for data. Starting in January 2018 SHELDUS™ has a new home at Arizona State University. 

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