Washington HAZUS User Group (WAHUG)

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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 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.

Objectives:
·      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
        mitigation plans
·      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

Commuting Cost Assistance Available For Eligible SR530 Slide Survivors

EVERETT, Wash. – Commuting cost assistance is now available to eligible survivors of the March 22, 2014 SR530 Slide who are faced with long detours around the closed roadway between Arlington/Oso and Darrington.

As a result of the slide, SR530 remains impassible and the use of alternate routes has significantly increased the residents’ commuting distance and cost.

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As Local, State, Tribal, and Federal Partners Continue Supporting SR530 Slide Recovery, Saturday Recovery Centers Hours Are Extended

EVERETT, Wash. – As local, state, tribal, and federal partners continue SR530 Slide recovery efforts, Saturday hours at Disaster Recovery Centers have been extended. The centers are located in Arlington, Darrington and Oso. 

Starting Saturday, April 19, all DRCs will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Monday through Friday hours remain the same. The Centers are closed on Sundays.

Locations and new hours of operation of the recovery centers are as follows:

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FEMA Public Assistance Grants Help Oregon Communities Repair After Storm

SALEM, Ore. ─ Oregon’s severe winter storm in February left thousands of residents without power and roadways blocked with downed trees and other debris. Today, teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are working side by side with state and local officials to help communities recover from the disaster.

The presidential disaster declaration stemming from the Feb. 6-10 storm makes FEMA grants available to eligible applicants in Benton, Lane, Lincoln and Linn counties.

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HUG Announcements

HAZUS 2.1 Service Pack 1 is currently avaialble. Information on the latest update can be found here here

WAHUG now has a Linkedin Site. Please click here to join the group and get up to date WAHUG information.

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