Announcing the LightBox FEMA National Risk Index (NRI) API available in the LightBox Developer Portal

FEMA National Risk Index

The National Risk Index is easy to use and provides an at-a-glance overview of multiple natural hazard risk factors.

From the FEMA NRI site "The National Risk Index identifies a community's risk to natural hazards. Community risk in The Index is a combination of several factors, including the expected annual dollar loss related to building value, population, or agriculture value due to a natural hazard; social vulnerability, represents the susceptibility of social groups to the adverse impacts of natural hazards; and community resilience, measures the ability of a community to prepare for anticipated natural hazards, adapt to changing conditions, and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions."

LightBox is presenting the NRI and a geographic granularity at the Census Tract level.

LightBox APIs has added ability to access the National Risk Index by several access points;

  • By address
  • Geometry
  • NRI Id
  • Parcel Id

We look forward to any feedback, concerns or additional capabilities you might need, contact us.