Canadian HAZUS User Group (CanadianHUG)
National Resources Canada
What We Do
The CanHUG (Canadian HAZUS Users Group) was formed in January 2011 to provide a forum for HAZUS users and stakeholders on Canadian application of HAZUS. This group shares information on HAZUS applications in disaster risk reduction, the use of the HAZUS software, expansion of HAZUS capability, and the implimentation of a HAZUS North America, adaptable to all countries, while the group defines its role during its formative stage. It is affiliated with a more broadly scoped Canadian group looking at risk assessment for decision making in disaster risk reduction (RAUG - Risk Assessment Users Group).
The CanHUG mission will be developed by the group, as it understands the scope of its participant needs and aspirations.
CanHUG Initiation Objectives:
-Foster and support a network of stakeholders in the Canadian application of HAZUS
-Create opportunities to learn HAZUS and its use
-Share HAZUS stories
-Share best practices in operating HAZUS and its use
CanHUG active web presence is current supplied through hazuscanada.ca
News from FEMA
- FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage in Harris and Waller Counties
– In Harris County, at Lowe’s in Houston and The Home Depot in Baytown; ACE Hardware in Waller (Waller County)
AUSTIN, Texas – A team of specialists from FEMA will visit Lowe’s and The Home Depot in Harris County and ACE Hardware in Waller County to offer tips and techniques to lessen the impact of disaster-related property damage.
Specialists will be available at the following locations:
Lowe’s, 4645 Beechnut St., Houston, Texas 77096English
- Disaster Recovery Centers Closing This Weekend in Shepherd and La Grange
AUSTIN, Texas – The disaster recovery centers in Shepherd in San Jacinto County and La Grange in Fayette County will close this weekend.
Shepherd Community Center
10251 Hwy. 150
Shepherd, Texas 77371
Closing: 6 p.m. Friday, May 27
La Grange Fire Station
244 N. Franklin
La Grange, Texas 78945
Closing: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 28English
- Mobile Disaster Recovery Centers Closing This Weekend in Katy, Houston
AUSTIN, Texas – Two mobile disaster recovery centers in Katy and Houston, both in Harris County, will close this week.
Lone Star College-University Park
Energy & Manufacturing Institute
11521 Compaq Center West Dr.
Houston, Texas 77070
2 p.m. Friday, May 27
24927 Morton Rd
Katy, Texas 77493
2 p.m. Saturday, May 28English
Canadian HUG monthly telephone meeting scheduled for the third Wednesday of every month 10:30-11:30AM PST
Monthly Risk Assessment Users Group meeting scheduled for the first Wednesday of every month 10:30-11:30AM PST
Call 1-877-413-4790 and use conference code 3381344#
For agendas, presentations and past meeting notes
11th Canadian Risk and Hazards Network (CRHNet) Symposium
October 22-24, 2014
Toronto, Ontario, Canada