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

Three South Carolina Counties Designated for Federal Assistance After Flooding

COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has amended its disaster declaration for the recent flooding in order to make survivors in Bamberg, Colleton and Greenwood counties eligible for Individual Assistance.

South Carolina Disaster Recovery Centers Open in Columbia and Lexington

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Two disaster recovery centers are open in Columbia and Lexington to help South Carolina flood survivors. The centers are open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.

Representatives from the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Small Business Administration and other agencies will be at the centers to explain disaster assistance programs and help survivors apply for aid.

The disaster recovery centers are located at the following addresses:

FEMA help still just a phone call away

SAIPAN, CNMI – Although the Disaster Recovery Center is closing Friday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency remains just a phone call away.

Typhoon Soudelor survivors who have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency can call the toll-free registration number to get help with their application process.

Issues such as status updates, appeals and other questions can be checked by calling 800-621-3362.


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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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