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

FEMA Region III Introduces Plan Integration: Linking Local Planning Efforts

PHILADELPHIA FEMA Region III has developed a planning integration guide titled Plan Integration: Linking Local Planning Efforts, which is aimed at helping communities link mitigation principles and actions with various community plans in order to increase community resilience. The guide leads planners and community officials through synchronizing plans and facilitating interagency coordination to reduce risk before and after a disaster.

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Take Action Today and Be Prepared Tomorrow

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. –National Preparedness Month is here and FEMA Region III encourages everyone to take action to prepare. Beginning this month, FEMA Region III will use social media to promote a new preparedness campaign around hashtag “Throwback Thursday,” but with a preparedness focus (#tbtPrep). Region III will use this hashtag to focus on past regional and national disasters to help inform and guide preparedness actions so individuals and communities are better prepared.

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Over $31 Million Provided to West Virginia for March, April Storms

Charleston, W.Va. - State and federal officials say that more than $31 million in combined state and federal disaster assistance has been delivered to the State of West Virginia to help cover the costs of the severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in March and April that damaged infrastructure across the State.

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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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