Northwest HAZUS User Group (NWHUG)

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Kelly Stone
Risk Analyst
FEMA Region X
ph: 425-487-4636
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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
        mitigation plans
·      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

Washington Wildfire Survivors Urged to Act Now on Flood Insurance

SEATTLE – Flood risk is higher this year as a direct consequence of the wildfires that burned thousands of acres in eastern and central Washington. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging residents in areas affected by the wildfires to consider purchasing flood insurance now.

When fire burns away trees and other vegetation, healthy roots that soak up rainwater are lost. Heavy rains on burn scars can cause flash flooding or debris flows that can severely damage homes and businesses.

FEMA Corps 'Raced the Wave' in Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach, Ore.

FEMA provides federal funds to help fight the Horsethief Butte Fire

SEATTLE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Horsethief Butte Fire in Klickitat County, Washington.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state of Washington’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) on Sept. 13, 2015 at 10:42 p.m. PDT. There have been 12 FMAGs approved in Washington since June 2015.


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HUG Announcements

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
October 28-29th
Camp Murray, Tacoma, WA
For course and registration information please click here


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