Northwest HAZUS User Group (NWHUG)
- Washington State Emergency Management Division
- STARR Team Project Status (Check for FEMA Mapping Updates)
- NWHUG Linkedin Site
FEMA Region X
What We Do
The mission of the Northwest HAZUS User Group is to develop, collaborate, and coordinate with public, private, and educational organizations on HAZUS data, analysis, and products which will be used to better understand hazards and their impact to communities in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.
· To champion and promote the use of HAZUS in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
· To foster a network of HAZUS professionals in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
· To advance opportunities for HAZUS training
· To incorporate HAZUS data into State, Tribal, and local hazard
· To share HAZUS best practices/failures with other HAZUS users
· To improve HAZUS and GIS data coordination in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
· To use HAZUS in disaster response and recovery
News from Region X
- Tips to file a flood insurance claim
SEATTLE – As Washingtonians deal with the aftermath of severe storms and flooding that occurred a week ago, the recovery process may include a flood insurance claim. There are three steps to file a claim with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP):
- Contact your insurance agent.
- Document your damaged property.
- File a Proof of Loss form within 60 days of the flood.
More details are available at www.FloodSmart.gov.English
- FEMA Awards $2.35 Million in Disaster Funds for Okanogan County PUD
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently awarded more than $2.35 million to the state of Washington to help pay for disaster-related repair costs of the Okanogan County Public Utilities District (PUD).English
- FEMA Mitigation Specialists Continue Outreach in Yakima
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists are on hand this week at Home Depot and Lowe’s in Yakima to provide information about ways to rebuild or remodel that can reduce the risk of damage from wildfire, flooding, flash flooding and other disasters.
The advisors can answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage and offer tips to build hazard-resistant homes. They can also answer questions about FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program.English
HAZUS 2.1 Service Pack 3 is currently available and can be downloaded here
NWHUG now has a Linkedin Site. Please click here to join the group and get up to date WAHUG information.
NWHUG Meeting/Training Schedule:
2-Day Hazus Course
Camp Murray, Tacoma, WA
For course and registration information please click here