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 Announces Launch of the Interim Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate today announced the launch of the Interim Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate, led by the Acting Flood Insurance Advocate, David Stearrett. The Interim Flood Insurance Advocate office will stand up effective December 22, 2014.English
- Two Weeks Left to Apply for South Napa Earthquake Disaster Assistance
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Individuals and business owners in Napa and Solano counties who had damages or losses as a result of the South Napa Earthquake have two weeks left to register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Officials with FEMA and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) urge anyone who still needs help to register before the deadline – Dec. 29, 2014.English
- FEMA Flood Help Ending: Register by Sunday
WARREN, Mich. – Sunday is the final day to register for FEMA disaster assistance for Michigan residents affected by the August floods.
As the registration and application deadline nears more than 125,000 residents in Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties have registered for assistance and more than $240 million in federal disaster assistance has been approved.
FEMA has approved nearly $139 million in grants, while the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $101 million in low-interest loans.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