Canadian HAZUS User Group (CanadianHUG)

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Nicky Hastings
National Resources Canada
Vancouver, BC
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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).

Currently CanHUG is facilitated by the Risk Assessment Project of the Natural Resources Canada Program for Public Safety Geoscience. To participate, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Geological Survey of Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia.

CanHUG Mission:

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

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of South Carolina

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 South Carolina.

Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

President Declares Disaster for South Carolina

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 South Carolina to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding on October 1, 2015 and continuing.

The President's action makes federal funding available to affected individuals in Charleston, Dorchester, Georgetown, Horry, Lexington, Orangeburg, Richland, and Williamsburg counties.

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CHICAGO –October 4 – 10, 2015 marks Fire Prevention Week, a commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 and an opportunity to emphasize fire safety and preparedness.

Remember these dos and don’ts to help you and your family protect against the dangers of a house fire:

• DO keep a smoke alarm on every level of your home. Half of home fire deaths happen between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Stay safe with smoke alarms outside of every bedroom and each separate sleeping area.


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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#

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For agendas, presentations and past meeting notes

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CRHNet 2014

11th Canadian Risk and Hazards Network (CRHNet) Symposium
October 22-24, 2014
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


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