North Carolina Hazus User Group (NCHUG)
- FEMA: Hazus
- Hazus Training at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute
- Annual Hazus Conference
- State of North Carolina Division of Emergency Management
- Disaster Mapping Blog
Eric Coughlin, CFM, GISP
Atkins North America
STARR Risk MAP Team
STARR Hazus Training
1616 E. Millbrook Rd
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 431 5292
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.
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
- FEMA ASSISTANCE TOPS $2 MILLION IN FIRST TRIBAL RECOVERY
CHEROKEE, N.C. – Financial assistance under the first presidential disaster declaration issued to a tribal nation has topped $2.4 million, FEMA officials say.
FEMA is funding repair and recovery projects for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians following severe weather that caused flooding and landslides in January.
“This is the first time the federal government has worked one-on-one in partnership with a tribal government following a disaster,” said Michael Bolch, the FEMA official in charge of federal operations in the recovery. “It is a truly historic operation.”English
- Time Running Out to Register With FEMA
PURVIS, Miss. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency are reminding those affected by the February tornadoes and flooding that they have only a short time left to register for assistance.
The deadline for registering is April 15 for residents of Forrest, Greene, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Marion, Perry and Wayne counties.
Assistance is available for homeowners, renters and businesses who suffered loss or damage as a result of the disaster.English
- FEMA Seeks Applicants for Youth Preparedness Council
ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking for youth leaders who are dedicated to public service, who are making a difference in their communities, and who want to expand their impact as national advocates for youth disaster preparedness.
Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 interested in strengthen the nation’s resiliency against disasters may now apply or be nominated to serve on FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council. Participants will represent the youth perspective on emergency preparedness and share information with their communities.English
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
Watch our parent site for information about the monthly National HUG Conference Calls that anyone can attend.