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
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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 Frances

ATLANTA – September 5 marks 10 years since Hurricane Frances hit Florida and brings timely reminders to be prepared for hurricanes.

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A Decade After 2004 Storms, FEMA Urges Hurricane Preparedness

ATLANTA - September’s National Preparedness Month reminds us of the importance of preparing for hurricanes. While the southeast is no stranger to life-changing hurricanes, this September marks 10 years since hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne affected Florida and other states, 15 years since Hurricane Floyd crossed North Carolina’s coast and 25 years since Hurricane Hugo in South Carolina. Each storm left its own unpredictable mark on the people and communities they touched.

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Federal Aid Programs for the State of Tennessee Declaration

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Tennessee.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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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.

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