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
- Federal Support for Louisiana Continues, $127 Million in Financial Assistance Provided to Louisiana Flood Survivors So Far
WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that financial support to flood survivors in Louisiana has reached more than $127 million dollars as part of the overall recovery process.
FEMA approved more than $107 million in grants to help survivors with temporary rental assistance, essential home repairs, and other serious disaster-related needs. More than 110,000 individuals and households have registered with FEMA for assistance.English
- Every West Virginia disaster applicant has the right to appeal
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – If you registered for help from FEMA and got a letter (often called a “determination letter”), you may want to appeal the decision made regarding your application for federal assistance. Here are some tips to help you:English
- Begin Flood Cleanup as Soon as Possible
It’s not too early to begin cleaning up from Louisiana’s severe storms and floods that began Aug. 11.
Flood-damaged items like carpeting, bedding, furniture and other household items can be serious health hazards as well as eyesores. Here are some tips to dispose of these items safely and jumpstart your recovery:
File an Insurance Claim then Register with FEMAEnglish
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