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
- United Efforts in Circle Bring Completion to Home Repairs
ANCHORAGE, AK – The final six repairs to homes in Circle damaged as a result of last year’s spring breakup flooding along the Yukon River have been completed thanks to a united effort that included faith-based skilled volunteers, the State of Alaska and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
For more than six weeks, 27 Mennonite Disaster Service volunteers worked nearly 3,000 hours to complete the final repairs. Last summer, 27 Mennonite volunteers, three of whom returned to Circle this year, completed work on eight homes in the Interior Alaska community.English
- Federal Aid Programs for the State of Washington Declaration
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Washington.
Assistance for the State, Tribal and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:English
- President Declares Disaster for Washington
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Washington to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by wildfires during the period of July 9 to August 5, 2014.English