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
News from FEMA
- FEMA Pitches In To Collect Toys For Vermont Children
WILLISTON, Vt. – As the Federal Emergency Management Agency wraps up its mission in Vermont, its personnel are trying to leave behind some holiday cheer for the state’s less fortunate children.
As part of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program, staffers at FEMA’s Joint Field Office in Williston have collected new toys to be distributed on Christmas to area children.English
- Rantoul Recovery Center to Close Saturday: Holiday Hours for Brookport and East Peoria Centers
Springfield, Ill. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has announced the Rantoul Disaster Recovery Center at the Rantoul Recreation Building at 100 E. Flessner Ave. will close effective Saturday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m.
After that date, survivors of the Nov. 17 Illinois tornadoes can still get information by calling the FEMA helpline at 800-621-FEMA (3362).English
- CADDO PARISH, LOUISIANA FLOOD MAPS BECOME FINAL IN FIVE MONTHS
DENTON, Texas –– New flood maps for Caddo Parish, Louisiana will become effective five months from now, on Monday, May 19, 2014. Local and federal officials encourage everyone to view the maps to understand their flood risk and consider purchasing flood insurance before then.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
10th Canadian Risk and Hazards Network (CRHNet) Symposium
“Today’s Hazards: Reducting Tomorrow’s Impacts”
November 5- 8, 2013
Radisson Plaza Hotel Saskatchewan, Canada
The 10th annual CRHNet Symposium examines vulnerabilities when cross-sectoral dependencies are aggravated by factors such as aging infrastructure, climate change and rapidly shifting social landscapes.
Download the flyer here