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
What We Do
The CHUG (Central HAZUS Users Group) was formed with the intent of providing a means of collaboration between HAZUS users within FEMA Region V (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin). This group looks at software problems, HAZUS projects, and the overall general use of the HAZUS software. Sharing the successes and failures between users helps to bring the entire region together in planning for natural disasters.
The overall goal of the CHUG is to maximize the potential of HAZUS and to get the most out of its results within the region.
News from Region V
- Dangerous Heat Conditions are in the Forecast
CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with extended periods of high temperatures.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued excessive heat warnings and advisories in areas throughout the Midwest. Heat indexes in excess of 100 degrees can be expected. It is essential residents take necessary precautions to avoid the harmful impacts of the high temperatures.English
- Ten Safety Tips for this 4th of July
CHICAGO –Ensure your Independence Day weekend is filled with celebration and not regret with these 10 fire safety tips, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V office in Chicago:English
- FEMA Awards $1,071,593 Grant to Hubbard County
CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,071,593 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Hubbard County, Minn., for the construction of two safe rooms at Camp Wilderness Boy Scout camp.English
Next CHUG Conference Call is:
May 30, 2012
2:00-3:00pm Eastern Time
“Flood-loss Modeling of Levee Protected Floodplains” by Dr. Jonathan W.F. Remo of the Department of Geology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
To view the slides, open a web browser and access http://connect.iu.edu/levee/ . Sign in as a guest.
To listen to the audio portion of the presentation dial in to (317) 278-7008 - Password 746967#
July 18, 2012 1pm Eastern Time
September 6, 2012 1pm Eastern Time
November 15, 2012 1pm Eastern Time
Book Chapter Published
Emergency Management in Higher Education: Current Practices and Conversations includes a chapter by the 3RiversHUG and CHUG leaders.
View and download minutes from past CHUG meetings.
CHUG Best Practices - HAZUS-MH Project Documentation
Part of the Central HAZUS-MH Users Group Best Practice Series.
Note to find the shapefiles/geodatabase shake maps for HAZUS click the desired scenario or event (U.S. Only) and then the download link. These files are towards the right.