Idaho HAZUS User Group (IDHUG)

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Acting IDHUG Chair
GIS Analyst
Idaho Department of Water Resources
Water Compliance Bureau
322 East Front Street
Boise, ID 83720-0098
p: 208-287-4912

What We Do

Generating better data and partnering for a unified approach to risk assessment in communities.

Why We Do What We Do?

To help predict, prevent, and recover from this:

Cocolalla Loop Road Washout photo
The Cocolalla Loop Road washout with Bob Howard, the Bonner County Emergency Manager, in the foreground to demonstrate the scale of this event. To the right, you can see the remnant of the 36” culvert that normally would have carried water under the road. Photo taken by Katherine Rowden on April 5, 2012 and posted courtesy of NOAA.

News from Region X

Washington Wildfire Survivors Urged to Act Now on Flood Insurance

SEATTLE – Flood risk is higher this year as a direct consequence of the wildfires that burned thousands of acres in eastern and central Washington. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging residents in areas affected by the wildfires to consider purchasing flood insurance now.

When fire burns away trees and other vegetation, healthy roots that soak up rainwater are lost. Heavy rains on burn scars can cause flash flooding or debris flows that can severely damage homes and businesses.

FEMA Corps 'Raced the Wave' in Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach, Ore.

FEMA provides federal funds to help fight the Horsethief Butte Fire

SEATTLE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Horsethief Butte Fire in Klickitat County, Washington.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state of Washington’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) on Sept. 13, 2015 at 10:42 p.m. PDT. There have been 12 FMAGs approved in Washington since June 2015.


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