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.

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

FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Sleepy Hollow Fire

SEATTLE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Sleepy Hollow Fire, burning in Chelan County, Wash.


FEMA Region X Regional Administrator, Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the Sleepy Hollow Fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state’s request for federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) on June 28, 2015 at 10:45 p.m. PDT. This is the first FMAG approved in the state of Washington this fire season.

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight Card Street Fire

SEATTLE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Card Street Fire, burning in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator, Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the Card Street Fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state’s request for federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) on June 16, 2015 at 4:54 p.m. AKDT. This is the second FMAG approved in Alaska this fire season.

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FEMA provides federal funds to help fight the Sockeye Fire

SEATTLE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Sockeye Fire, burning in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator, Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the Sockeye Fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state’s request for federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) on June 15, 2015 at 6:37 p.m. AKDT.

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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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