FEMA recently released updates to its Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool (RAPT). RAPT is a free online planning tool that gives open access to powerful data and GIS mapping to help organizations and emergency managers inform strategies for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery and understand their resilience needs. The new updates for RAPT includes the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, an updated FEMA Community Resilience Challenges Index (CRCI) binned by percentiles, and a curated add-in data layer list.
RAPT offers users the ability to combine layers of community resilience indicators, infrastructure locations, and hazard data to visualize, prioritize, and implement preparedness and resilience strategies. According to FEMA, “RAPT includes over 100 preloaded layers including community resilience indicators from peer-reviewed research, the most current census demographic data, infrastructure data, and data on weather, hazards, and risk. RAPT also includes easy to use analysis tools, the ability to add in data from other sources, and print and download functions.” Access the updated tool at FEMA.
FEMA's National Integration Center will host 60-minute training webinars on May 30 and June 2 to provide additional background on the RAPT, conduct a live demonstration of RAPT’s capabilities, and answer questions. See the SRU’s Upcoming Events section for more information.