Florida HAZUS User Group (FLHUG)

What We Do

The Florida HAZUS User Group (FLHUG) was formed in June, 2006. The group was formed to coordinate data development, provide training opportunities, and champion the use of HAZUS within Florida. Officers and committee chairs were elected in January, 2007.

Early on, it was identified that regional chapters within Florida would also be beneficial. Regional contacts have volunteered for some areas and the Southeast Florida HAZUS User Group is the first regional chapter supporting the state group.

News from Region IV

How to Appeal a FEMA Decision

RIDGELAND, Miss. – Some survivors, who registered for federal disaster assistance after the March storms and flooding, may have received a letter from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that says they are ineligible. However, the reason for the decision may be something that can be easily fixed, such as providing insurance documents or new contact information.

Applicants can appeal any FEMA decision.

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FEMA Helpline Can Assist Disaster Survivors

RIDGELAND, Miss.  – The disaster recovery centers operated jointly by the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency are closed, but help is still available for Mississippians affected by the March floods.

The FEMA helpline can assist with appeals, answer questions, provide the status of applications and discuss the documents needed to move an application forward.

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Kentucky Community Recognized for Reducing Flood Risks

ATLANTA --The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recognized Louisville-Jefferson County, Ky as a premier participant in the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS). With additional steps the community has taken, Louisville-Jefferson County is now the first community in Kentucky, and only the second in the eastern US, to receive a CRS Class 3 rating.

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HUG Announcements

February 6-10, 2012
Florida Emergency Preparedness Association

February 21, 2012
Free Metadata Training

February 27-28, 2012
Sustainable Development and Zoning Controls

March 28-30, 2012
Florida Floodplain Managers Association - Annual Conference

HUG Resources

FLHUG Conference Call Minutes
Minutes from the July 23td HAZUS conference call

FLHUG Success Story
FLHUG: A Catalyst for Mitigating Risks and Improving Collaboration between Florida’s Emergency Management Professionals

HAZUS-MH & the Florida HAZUS User Group
Presentation by Richard Butgereit, Florida DEM and Scott Weisman, Tallahassee/Leon County

HAZUS-MH Best Practices: State of Florida
This article highlights the use of HAZUS-MH in Florida since 2004, with emphasis on current statewide initiatives that will shape HAZUS-MH best practices.

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