FEMA National Risk Index Online Tool Advisory

Click here to view the FEMA National Risk Index Online Tool Advisory as a PDF.
This can also be viewed on the NHMA Resources Page here.


FEMA has released The National Risk Index (The Index), an online tool to help illustrate the communities most at risk of natural hazards. It is made possible through a collaboration between FEMA and dozens of partners in academia; local, state and federal government; and private industry.

The Risk Index leverages best available source data to provide a holistic view of community-level risk nationwide by combining multiple hazards with socioeconomic and built environment factors. It calculates a baseline relative risk measurement for each United States county and census tract for 18 natural hazards, based on Expected Annual Loss, Social Vulnerability, and Community Resilience.

You can check your local Risk Index data by county or census track at the link below:

https://hazards.geoplatform.gov/portal/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=ddf915a24fb24dc8863eed96bc3345f8

Attached is an advisory from FEMA with more information and other links to the Risk Index.