Hazards & Vulnerability Research Institute (HVRI)


SHELDUS™ | Selected Applications of the Usage of SHELDUS™

Academic Publications:

Borden, K. and S. L. Cutter, 2008. Spatial patterns of natural hazard mortality in the United States. International Journal of Health Geographics 7(64): (31 pp.).

Boruff, B. J., C. Emrich and S. L. Cutter. 2005. Erosion Hazard Vulnerability of US Coastal Counties. Journal of Coastal Research 21(5): 932-942.

Brewton, K.E., S.M. Danes, K. Stafford, and G.W. Haynes. 2010. Determinants of rural and urban family firm resilience. Journal of Family Business Strategy. In press.

Brody, S. D., S. Zahran, P. Maghelal, H. Grover and W.E. Highfield. 2007. The Rising Costs of Floods Examining the Impact of Planning and Development Decisions on Property Damage in Florida. Journal of the American Planning Association 73(3): 330-345.

Brody, S. D., S. Zahran, W. E. Highfield, H. Grover, and A. Vedlitz. 2008. Identifying the impact of the built environment on flood damage in Texas. Disasters 31(1): 1-18.

Brody, S.D., S. Zahran, W.E. Highfield, S.P. Bernhardt, and A. Vedlitz. 2009. Policy learning for flood mitigation: A longitudinal assessment of the community rating system in Florida. Risk Analysis. 29(6): 912-929.

Burby, R. J. 2006. Hurricane Katrina and the Paradoxes of Government Disaster Policy: Bringing About Wise Governmental Decisions for Hazardous Areas. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 604 (1): 171-191.

CCSP. 2008: Weather and Climate Extremes in a Changing Climate. Regions of Focus: North America, Hawaii, Caribbean, and U.S. Pacific Islands. U.S. Climate Change Science Program, Department of Commerce, NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, Washington, D.C., 164 pp.

Cutter, S. L. and C. Emrich. 2005. Are Natural Hazards and Disaster Losses in the U.S. Increasing? EOS, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 86(41): 388.

French, S.P., D. Lee, and Anderson K. 2010. Estimating the social and economic consequences of natural hazards: Fiscal impact example.  Natural Hazards Review. 11(2): 49-57.

Healy, A., and N. Malhotra. 2009. Myopic voters and natural disaster policy. American Political Science Review. 103(3): 387-406.

Highfield, W. E. and S.D. Brody. 2006. Price of Permits: Measuring the Economic Impacts of Wetland Development on Flood Damages in Florida. Natural Hazards Review 7(3): 123-130.

Maples, L.Z., and J.P. Tiefenbacher. 2009. Landscape, development, technology and drivers: The geography of drownings associated with automobiles in Texas floods, 1950-2004. Applied Geography. 29: 224-234.

Mills, B., D. Unrau, L. Pentelow, and K. Spring. 2010. Assessment of lightning-related damage and disruption in Canada. Natural Hazards. 52: 481-499.

Schmidtlein, M. C., S. L. Cutter, and C. Finch. 2008. Disaster declarations and major hazard occurrences in the United States. The Professional Geographer 60(1): 1-14.

Shlemon, R.J. 2010. A proposed mid-Holocene age definition for hazardous faults in California.  Environmental & Engineering Geoscience. 16(1): 55-64.

Tate, E., S.L. Cutter, and M. Berry. 2010. Integrated multihazard mapping. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. 37(4): 646-663.

Vranes, K., and R. Pielke. Normalized earthquake damage and fatalities in the United States: 1900-2005. Natural Hazards Review. 10(3): 84-101.

Zahran, S., S. D. Brody, W.G. Peacock, A. Vedlitz, and H. Grover. 2008. Social vulnerability and the natural and built environment: a model of flood casualties in Texas. Disasters. 32(4): 537-560.

Zahran, S., L. Peek, and S. D. Brody. 2008. Youth Mortality by Forces of Nature. Children, Youth and Environments 18(1): 371-388.

Zahran, S., S.D. Brody, W.E. Highfield, and A. Vedlitz. 2010. Non-linear incentives, plan design, and flood mitigation: The case of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's community rating system.  Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 53(2): 219-239.

Zahran, S., S. Weiler, S.D. Brody, M.K. Lindell, and W.E. Highfield. 2009. Modeling national flood insurance policy holding at the county scale in Florida, 1999-2005.  Ecological Economics. 68(10): 2627-2636.



Local Hazard Mitigation Planning:

Shelby County, Alabama
Clay County, Arkansas
Calaveras County, California
City of Roseville, California
Kern County, California
Placer County, California
Sacramento County, California
Sutter County, California
Denver Region, Colorado
Jefferson County, Colorado
Mesa County, Colorado
Ouray County, Colorado
Kootenai County, Idaho
Shoshone County, Idaho
Cowley County, Kansas
Harvey County, Kansas
Neosho County, Kansas
Reno County, Kansas
Scott County, Minnesota
Broome County, New York
City of Port Jervis, New York
Cortland County, New York
Delaware County, New York
Onondaga County, New York
Chatham County, North Carolina
Town of Holly Springs, North Carolina
Wake County, North Carolina
Wayne County, North Carolina
Frederick County, Maryland
Chouteau County, Montana
Teton County, Montana
Beadle County, South Dakota
Brown County, South Dakota
Meade County, South Dakota
Franklin County, Washington
Grant County, Washington
Island County, Washington
Whitman County, Washington
Davis County, Utah

Crow Indian Reservation
Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation
Umatilla Indian Reservation

University of Kentucky
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

State Hazard Mitigation Planning:

South Carolina
South Dakota

Other Applications:
National Atlas of the United States
Multi- attribute aspects for risk assessment of natural hazards by E.M. Hammel and R. B. Corotis, 2007 (ppt)

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