FEMA Releases National Threat & Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment


FEMA released the latest national Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), which is the process to identify catastrophic threats and hazards, and associated consequences and the capabilities the nation needs to address those hazards.

FEMA designed the THIRA methodology to support collaboration between state and local governments, federal agencies, and other emergency management entities. The new National THIRA relies on this same methodology to provide a holistic depiction of the nation's readiness on all hazards, at all level of government. This common assessment will allow FEMA and other federal agencies to track progress over time and provide concrete answers in specific, measurable terms to the question: “How prepared is the nation?”

The 2019 National Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA): Overview and Methodology is available on FEMA website.