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*Special Edition* Hurricane Harvey

Release Number CB17-SFS.72
Component ID: #ti807787079

August 24-26, 2017

Component ID: #ti180595284

Using Census Bureau Data for Emergency Response and Recovery

When hurricanes strike, timely information is key in guiding effective operations for emergency response, mitigation and recovery. The U.S. Census Bureau has publicly available statistics and free tools including: OnTheMap for Emergency Management: An intuitive web-based data tool that allows you to access detailed workforce, population, and housing characteristics for the hurricane areas in real time; American Community Survey (ACS): The only reliable and timely source of comprehensive social, economic, housing, and demographic characteristics of the U.S. population at the community level; and American FactFinder: a detailed data tool that allows you to access more than 11 billion ACS statistic every year on topics such as language, disability status, vehicle availability, and much more.

Key Stats:

OnTheMap for Emergency Management provides real-time access to a range of detailed U.S. Census Bureau data about the people living and working in areas being impacted by hurricanes, floods, wildfires, winter storms, and federal disaster declaration areas.

Sources: 2010 Decennial Census data, 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year estimates, and 2014 LEHD Origin-Destination Employment Statistics (LODES).

More Stats:

Source:, Topics, Emergency Preparedness.

Note: Regional Analyst Edition is built for chambers of commerce and regional planning staff who need a broad portrait of the people and businesses in their service area. It presents data for all sectors of the economy and for a user-defined region made up of one or more areas.

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