Washington HAZUS User Group (WAHUG)
- Washington State Emergency Management Division
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- WAHUG Linkedin Site
FEMA Region X
What We Do
The mission of the Washington 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 Washington.
· To champion and promote the use of HAZUS in Washington
· To foster a network of HAZUS professionals in 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 Washington
· To use HAZUS in disaster response and recovery
News from Region X
- Alaskans Encouraged to Prepare for Extreme Winter Threats
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska’s winters can bring deep cold, high winds, floods, avalanches and more. The key to surviving any unexpected weather hazard is preparation, according to state and federal emergency management officials.
“We urge all Alaskans to plan ahead for the dangerous threats our winters bring,” said State Coordinating Officer Bryan Fisher of the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. “Advance preparation is key to remaining self-reliant and ensuring the safety of our families during hazardous situations.”English
- Tribal Corps Aids Alaska Flood Recovery: Sweat, Service and Spirit in the Last Frontier
HUGHES, Alaska – On a late September afternoon sprinkled with snow flurries, eight young adults in mud-streaked protective bodysuits and breathing masks installed blankets of insulation to the underside of a weather-worn cabin in the Alaskan Bush.
Two of them partnered off to move 8-foot by 4-foot sheets of plywood from a nearby shed to the house, while five others dragged themselves through the soggy soil in a tiny crawl space to fasten thermal lining to the underbelly of the home.English
- Volunteer Labor Helps Spring Flood Survivors Return Home
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Many survivors affected by the spring floods are now back in warm, safe and familiar surroundings thanks to the many volunteer groups who contributed their time and skills to help survivors return home.English