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 Aid Programs for the State of Iowa Declaration
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Iowa.
Assistance for the State and Affected Local and Tribal Governments Can Include as Required:English
- President Declares Disaster for Iowa
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Iowa to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of June 20-25, 2015.English
- STATE/FEMA RECOVERY CENTERS TO OPEN IN CARTER, OKFUSKEE AND OKMULGEE COUNTIES
OKLAHOMA CITY – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will open in Carter, Okfuskee and Okmulgee counties to help people in Oklahoma who were affected by the severe storms, straight-line winds, flooding and tornadoes occurring May 5 through June 22.
A DRC officially reopens in Carter County on Tuesday, August 4, at:
Ardmore Convention Center
(Conference Rooms 3 & 4)
2401 N. Rockford Road
Ardmore, OK 73401
Hours: Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A mobile DRC officially opens in Okfuskee County on Tuesday, August 4, at:English
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