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Development of a Cumulative Resilience Screening Index (CRSI) for Natural Hazards: An Assessment of Resilience to Acute Meteorological Events and Selected Natural Hazards
Summers, Kevin, L. Harwell, K. Buck, L. Smith, D. Vivian, J. Bousquin, J. Harvey, S. Hafner, M. McLaughlin, AND C. McMillion. Development of a Cumulative Resilience Screening Index (CRSI) for Natural Hazards: An Assessment of Resilience to Acute Meteorological Events and Selected Natural Hazards. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-20/274, 2020.
The index, Cumulative Resilience Screening Index (CRSI), examines five domains that address community resilience to natural hazards. The domains - risk, governance, built environment, natural environment and society - address the exposure to twelve separate natural hazards, the planning and coordination to deal with these exposures, the infrastructure and housing information relevant to resilience, the distribution of natural resources associated with specific areas, and information associated with social structures. The index represents a relative score at the county level for all counties in the United States.
This report is a revision of the earlier 2017 CRSI report. The report renames the index to the Cumulative Resilience Screening Index to avoid the confusion associated with the earlier moniker Climate Resilience Screening Index. Both retain the CRSI acronym and are the ostensibly the same index. Minor errors associated with the metrics were corrected as well.