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

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Indiana Declaration

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Indiana.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Indiana

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Indiana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm and snowstorm during the period of January 5-9, 2014.

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Identify, Enroll & Plan for Financial Security in Disasters

CHICAGO – Spring in the Midwest brings the potential for severe weather, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging everyone to take steps now to ensure your family is prepared. Don’t forget to consider the safety of your finances before a severe storm threatensyour area.

“Don’t hinder your recovery if disaster strikes. Take the time now to ensure criticaldocuments are safely stored, valuables are adequately insured, and potential spending needs are planned for,” said Andrew Velasquez III, regional administrator, FEMA Region V.

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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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