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

Digital Preliminary Flood Maps for St. Johns County Ready for Public Viewing

ATLANTA, Ga. -- Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for St. Johns County and its municipalities will be available for residents to review at public open houses at 4 p.m. on August 31, and at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on September 1. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and when updated maps become effective, they are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

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Be Prepared—Download FEMA Smartphone App

ATLANTA, Ga – Take steps now to prepare your family for disasters by downloading the FEMA smartphone app

Much of the region has been under heat advisories from the National Weather Service over the past few weeks. While it has cooled down in recent days, summer continues for several more weeks. The FEMA app lets you receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation, making it easy to follow severe weather that may be threatening your family and friends.

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FEMA App Helps You Prepare as Hurricane Season Heats Up

ATLANTA, Ga. -- With FEMA’s updated free app you can get weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation. You can receive alerts on severe weather happening anywhere in the country, even if your phone is not located in the area. That makes it easy to follow severe weather that may be threatening your family and friends, especially now as the height of hurricane season approaches.

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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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