Three Rivers HAZUS User Group (3RiversHUG)

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Dr. Thomas Mueller, Coordinator
Department of Earth Science
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419
p: 724.938.4255
f: 724.938.5780
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What We Do

3RiversHUG is a forum for southwestern Pennsylvania public, private, and academic organizations that use HAZUS software and related technologies to develop public policy and programs for building disaster-resistant communities.

3RiversHUG Mission

To offer a forum for southwestern Pennsylvania public, private, and academic organizations that use HAZUS-MH software and related technologies to develop public policy and programs for building disaster-resistant communities.

3RiversHUG Objectives

To advance opportunities for training in the use of HAZUS-MH software and technology,

To be a resource for hazard mitigation information and data,

To encourage and assist local governments in the establishment of hazard mitigation protocols,

To be a conduit for communication among public, private and third-sector (not-for-profit) institutions for hazard mitigation efforts and best management practices.

News from Region III

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Maryland Declaration

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Maryland.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Maryland

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Maryland to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a snowstorm during the period of February 12-13, 2014.

The President's action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work in Baltimore, Carroll, and Howard counties.

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FEMA Region III Promotes Pet Preparedness in April

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its regional office in Philadelphia has kicked off the 2014 Petpared Initiative to encourage pet owners to be more resilient in the face of disasters. 

The goal of the Petpared Initiative is to increase the number of citizens who understand the hazards that are most relevant to their family and pets; know the corresponding protective actions to take, and to encourage everyone to practice a real-time action to increase their preparedness.

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HUG Announcements

Book Chapter Published
Emergency Management in Higher Education: Current Practices and Conversations includes a chapter by the 3RiversHUG and CHUG leaders.

Dr. Jamie Mitchem Honored
3RiversHug to rename its outstanding service award.

3RiversHUG Biennial Meeting
We hope to have our second annual 3RiversHUG conference in August 2009

Jamie Mitchem HAZUS User of the Year
Congratulations to Jamie D. Mitchem, the first recipient of the National HAZUS User of the Month award.

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HUG Resources

3RiversHUG PowerPoint
The 3RiversHUG Past, Present and Future, presentation by Jamie Mitchem.

3RiversHUG: CUP Students Begin A New Chapter in HAZUS History
In March 2006, the 3Rivers HAZUS User Group (3RiversHUG) made history-by voting to initiate a student chapter of the HAZUS user group at the California University of Pennsylvania.

3RiversHUG: Formed by the California University of Pennsylvania
The 3RiversHUG is a forum to develop public policy and programs for building disaster resistant communities.

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