Central HAZUS User Group (CHUG)
- Google Group
- The Polis Center
- Michigan State University Department of Geography
- Illinois Emergency Management Agency
- Indiana Emergency Management Agency
Director, Professional Education and Outreach
The Polis Center
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
1200 Waterway Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Jonathan Sorg, CFM
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Division of Water
Flood Management Program
2045 Morse Road
Columbus, OH 43229
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Book Chapter Published
Emergency Management in Higher Education: Current Practices and Conversations includes a chapter by the 3RiversHUG and CHUG leaders. Chapter 19: The Use of HAZUS-MH and GIS for Emergency Management - by Jamie D. Mitchem, Thomas R. Mueller, Kevin J. Mickey. Available by the Public Entity Risk Institute (PERI).
The CHUG (Central HAZUS Users Group) provides a means of collaboration between HAZUS-MH users within FEMA Region 5. This group looks at software challenges, HAZUS-MH projects, and the overall general use of HAZUS-MH software. The main goal of the CHUG is to maximize the potential of HAZUS-MH within the region. Sharing the successes and challenges between users helps bring the entire region together in planning for natural disasters. HAZUS-MH use is currently growing and maturing within the region. The Polis Center at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, an active CHUG member, has been working with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security to use HAZUS-MH in pre-disaster mitigation planning projects including the development of a statewide 100-year flood study as well as development of multi-hazard risk assessments using local data in 29 Indiana counties. Also, the CHUG has been working to encourage efforts of states like Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, and Ohio who are just beginning to look into projects which could benefit by using HAZUS-MH.