HAZUS Higher Education Resources Consortium (HERC)

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Apostolis (Paul) Sambanis
Co-Chairman
Research Specialist
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Shane Hubbard
Co-Chairman
PhD Candidate
University of Iowa
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Jamie Caplan
Jamie Caplan Consulting
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What is the HAZUS HERC?

In an effort to promote the use of Hazus in higher education and provide network opportunities for Hazus users, the Hazus Higher Education Resources Consortium was created.  The Hazus HERC will bridge other FEMA initiatives such as Hazus User Groups (HUGS), Risk MAP, and mitigation planning.  The Hazus HERC is a community of academics, Hazus users, and developers that will promote and grow the use of Hazus in the overall academic community.

Mission

Mission Statement:
The HERC’s mission is to increase Hazus-related training and accessibility in higher education settings, facilitate research into furthering the Hazus tool or model, and to act as an important conduit for ideas and feedback between the higher education community and FEMA.

Announcements

HERC Conference Calls
1-570-720-0113 pin 186250#
All calls are Eastern Time
April 19, 2012 2:00-3:00 PM

Iowa Flooding Response Includes HAZUS-MH

On June 9, 2008, forecasts for the Iowa River through Johnson County, Iowa, were expected to approach or exceed the record levels set in 1993. Aware of the benefits of HAZUS-MH for estimating the potential losses from flood disasters, Johnson County Emergency Management Director Dave Wilson consulted Shane Hubbard from the University of Iowa to utilize HAZUS to assess the potential impacts of the approaching flood event. These analyses were coordinated within the Johnson County Emergency Operations Center and shared with each of the Emergency Support Functions (ESFs). With the crest of the river not expected to occur for seven days, the results of the HAZUS-MH analyses were used to assist in planning initiatives throughout the county.

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Resources

HERC Draft Strategic Plan, June 2011

HERC Flyer

HAZUS Training

Call Minutes

February 8, 2012 Podcast
HERC Call September 20, 2011
HERC Call March 15, 2011
HERC Call February 15, 2011

 

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