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Esri's solution for planning and mitigation


Understanding the complex threats and hazards facing your community is the first step to planning effective mitigating strategies that reduce risk of loss of life and property. With today's increasingly complex threats, natural disasters, and hazards that are our new normal, emergency management professionals can't rely on historic knowledge alone to prepare for tomorrow.


Esri provides emergency managers with the world's most advanced solution for visualizing and analyzing risk, modeling and designing mitigation projects, and communicating with the whole community to build resilience from the ground up. Emergency preparedness requires insight. Using GIS maps to make the right data-driven decisions in the face of the new normal can help emergency responders save lives and property.

Integrated solutions for emergency management preparedness

Assess risk and identify vulnerabilities

A complete multihazard and integrated risk assessment is the foundation for good preparedness. Map and visualize hazards and assets, analyze the risk to your citizens and infrastructure, and look for interdependencies you never knew existed. With the new normal, we can't leave anything to assumptions and historic knowledge alone.

Send resources to the most vulnerable areas

With a complete understanding of the vulnerabilities and risk, you can act with confidence. Develop emergency management mitigation strategies and design programs that target areas and hazards where you can have the greatest impact on reducing loss of life and property. With limited funding at your disposal, ensure you are working to be as effective as possible.

Communicate with and engage the public

Increasing resilience requires working from the ground up, starting with each individual citizen. Communicate citizens' risks using GIS maps that provide context about their location, engage them in emergency management preparedness initiatives to increase readiness, and provide transparency and collect input for project designs that can improve adoption and success rates. As an emergency manager, you are working for the community. Get residents involved and lead the way to better preparedness.

Real-life examples

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