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
- Bounce Back Faster from Disaster- Build to Code
CHICAGO – May is Building Safety Month, a public awareness campaign to help individuals, families and businesses understand what it takes to create safe and sustainable structures by increasing awareness about how building codes and code officials improve and protect the places where we live, learn, work, worship and play.
“We’re all at some level of disaster risk,” said Andrew Velasquez III, FEMA Region V administrator. “It is important that we prepare now for the impacts that disasters can have on our homes, our businesses and in our communities.”English
- Prepare Now: Severe Weather System Threatens the Midwest This Week
CHICAGO –Take a few minutes to commit to being ready for disasters that may threaten your community. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Region V office in Chicago, Ill., is encouraging everyone to take part in America’s PrepareAthon! National Day of Action on April 30 and consider doing at least one activity to improve your resilience to potential disasters.English
- FEMA Awards $2,999,810 Grant to the City of Des Plaines
CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released $2,999,810 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to the city of Des Plaines, Ill., for the acquisition and demolition of 13 residential structures in the Des Plaines River floodplain.
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.