Northwest HAZUS User Group (NWHUG)

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Kelly Stone
Risk Analyst
FEMA Region X
ph: 425-487-4636
email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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.

Objectives:
·      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

February 8 Deadline Approaching in First Step for Grants to Strengthen Communities

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho – The Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (IBHS), in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is seeking applicants wanting grants to help build stronger, safer communities.

As a result of the Dec. 23, 2015, presidential disaster declaration for Idaho, cost-share grants will be available under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) for approved projects aimed at saving lives and property and promoting community resilience in future disasters.

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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 and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for State of 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 a severe winter storm, straight-line winds, flooding, landslides, mudslides, and a tornado during the period of December 1-14, 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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