North Carolina Hazus User Group (NCHUG)

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Eric Coughlin, CFM, GISP
Project Manager
Atkins North America
STARR Risk MAP Team
STARR Hazus Training
1616 E. Millbrook Rd
Suite 310
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 431 5292
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

What We Do

The NCHUG formed in March, 2009.

The group is comprised of a wide variety of North Carolina Hazus practitioners (ranging from the casual enthusiast to the power user) and representatives of diverse disciplines - such as planning, first response, local government decision making, GIS analysis, emergency management and software development.

You can join too. There are no dues or exams to become or remain a member. We hold quarterly conference calls focused on the latest software developments and news. This is the perfect forum to talk about Hazus with other nearby users. We also typically host a guest speaker who will present their Hazus project or related work to the group. If you are interested in presenting during one of our calls please let Eric know.

To join the group, email Eric. Information at lower-left of this page.

NCHUG Mission Statement:

The NCHUG plans to encourage partnerships between local and state government, the private sector, and centers of higher-education throughout the state of North Carolina.  The NCHUG will foster mutually beneficial alliances and develop goals and objectives with the ultimate aim of promoting the development of “disaster-aware” communities.

NCHUG Objectives:

To champion the use of Hazus in North Carolina

To foster a network of Hazus professionals in North Carolina

To advance opportunities for training in the use of Hazus software and technology in North Carolina

To share the successes and failures among Hazus users and assist natural disaster planning in North Carolina

To be a conduit for communication of hazard mitigation efforts and best management practices in North Carolina

To engage with Hazus users in other areas of the United States

News from Region IV

Ten Years Later: Remembering Hurricane Ivan

ATLANTA—Ten years ago “Ivan the Terrible,” as the deadly hurricane was dubbed, ripped across the Gulf Coast as the strongest storm of the 2004 season. Ten years later, Hurricane Ivan serves as a reminder that the time to prepare for the next hurricane is now.

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Palm Beach County Residents Invited To See Preliminary Flood Maps

Attend Open House and Learn about Flood Risks in Your Community

ATLANTA – People who live in Palm Beach County and its municipalities are invited to look at newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for the county at four public open houses during the week of September 8th, 2014. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

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Be Disaster Aware. Take Action To Prepare

ATLANTA – September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages everyone to make disaster preparedness a priority.

“National Preparedness Month reminds us that we all need to be ready for disasters and emergencies,” said FEMA Region IV Acting Regional Administrator Andrew Velasquez III. “September is also the height of hurricane season, so preparing now is even more critical for families and businesses in the Southeast.”

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NCHUG Announcements

The latest Hazus Hot Zone newsletter

So You Want to Use Hazus Flyer

Getting the Most from Hazus Flyer

Hazus Overview Know Your Risk Flyer

Hazus User Groups Flyer

The last NCHUG meeting was Wednesday, March 13th, 2012 at 2 pm.

In addition to general Hazus updates and discusssions, Jason Brown from Dewberry presented his work with Hazus and Mitigation Planning titled Dam Breach Inundation Modeling, Mapping, and Risk Assessment

You can download Jason’s presentation here

Watch our parent site for information about the monthly National HUG Conference Calls that anyone can attend.

NCHUG Resources

NCHUG Members List

Hazus Web Portal Technology

FEMA Gold Standard for Mitigation and Recovery Planning

Hazus User Groups Flier

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