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
e: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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 assistance hits $72 million for West Virginia flood survivors

CHARLESTON, W. Va. – Seventy-two million dollars in federal disaster assistance have been approved to date for survivors of the June 22-29 severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides. The aid comes to West Virginia as a result of the major disaster declaration signed by President Obama on June 25.

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FEMA offers advice at local stores on repairing, rebuilding

CHARLESTON, W. Va. — As West Virginians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by last month’s storms, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and five local hardware and home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

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Free disaster legal services available

Charleston, W.Va. — If you were affected during the June storms and have questions about legal issues such as repair contracts, working with contractors, replacing wills and other legal documents, you might be eligible to get free legal counseling from a group of West Virginia lawyers who have volunteered limited legal help.

Disaster legal Services provides legal assistance to low-income individuals who, prior to or because of the disaster, have little recourse to legal services as a consequence of a major disaster.

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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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