Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location and Directions: CRC
1181 Coastal Drive SW
Darien, GA 31305
Georgia Hazard Mitigation Studies
The Georgia HAZUS Project has completed several risk assessments including three coastal counties. These studies used county parcel maps and WinGAP CAMA data to create detailed Building Inventory maps that were used in HAZUS to determine the potential extent of losses and estimated costs related to riverine and coastal flooding as well as hurricanes. Experiments are now underway using the same workflows to produce related maps for land use planning, E911 mapping, and address list compilation. He is currently collaborating with the Coastal Regional Commission to complete similar risk assessments and products for their entire coastal planning region.
Terry Jackson is Director of the Office of Mapping and Decision Support Systems at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Since 2011 he has led the Georgia HAZUS Project as part of DCA’s larger initiatives addressing disaster resilience and planning. He is a FEMA credentialed HAZUS Trained Professional and HAZUS Trained Practitioner and in 2012 received FEMA’s HAZUS User of the Year Award. He is a Certified Floodplain Manager and member of the Association of State Floodplain Managers. Recently, DCA joined the Silver Jackets interagency flood risk management team.