Three Rivers HAZUS User Group (3RiversHUG)
- California University of Pennsylvania
- CUP Earth Science Department
- Geographic Information Sciences and Emergency Management Program
- 3RHUG Yahoo Group
Dr. Thomas Mueller, Coordinator
Department of Earth Science
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419
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.
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.
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
- FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Virginia
PHILADELPHIA - The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a biennial Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the North Anna Power Station. The exercise will take place during the week of February 8, 2016 to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Virginia to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.English
- State, FEMA to Close Joint Field Office January 22, 2016
PHILADELPHIA – The State of West Virginia and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Joint Field Office in Charleston, WV will close January 22, 2016. For the past ten months the state and FEMA have been working closely to support the recovery from the 2015 spring and summer storms that impacted 67 Counties.
What does this mean for the people of West Virginia?
Regis Phelan, the Federal Coordinating Officer said, “FEMA will continue to work closely with the state to ensure the recovery process continues smoothly and projects are complete.”English
- FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will evaluate a Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Limerick Generating Station. The exercise will occur during the week of November 16th, 2015 to assess the ability of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.English
Book Chapter Published
Emergency Management in Higher Education: Current Practices and Conversations includes a chapter by the 3RiversHUG and CHUG leaders.
Jamie Mitchem HAZUS User of the Year
Congratulations to Jamie D. Mitchem, the first recipient of the National HAZUS User of the Month award.
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.