Central HAZUS User Group (CHUG)

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Kevin Mickey
Director, Professional Education and Outreach
The Polis Center
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
1200 Waterway Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202
p: 317.278.2582
f: 317.278.1830
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Jonathan Sorg, CFM
Environmental Specialist
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Division of Water
Flood Management Program
2045 Morse Road
Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-265-6780
Fax: 614-265-6767
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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.

CHUG Mission

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

Be Disaster Aware. Take Action to Prepare. National Preparedness Month Launches September 1

CHICAGO –September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages everyone to make disaster preparedness a priority.

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FEMA Awards $84,740 Grant to Stearns County: Hazard Mitigation funds will be used to construct a tornado safe room

CHICAGO – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $84,740 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Stearns County, Minn., for the construction of a safe room at the Rose Park manufactured home community.

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Michigan, FEMA to Start Damage Assessments This Week

CHICAGO –Beginning Tuesday, August 26, the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division (MSP/EMHSD), FEMA, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and local officials in the Metro Detroit area will be conducting joint preliminary damage assessments due to the flooding that occurred the week of August 11. 

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HUG Announcements

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

IUPUI Director Earns Homeland Security Award for Emergency Management Education

Book Chapter Published
Emergency Management in Higher Education: Current Practices and Conversations includes a chapter by the 3RiversHUG and CHUG leaders.

 

HUG Resources

Meeting Minutes
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.

New Madrid and Wabash Valley Scenarios

USGS U.S. Earthquake Scenarios and actual earthquakes…

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.

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