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
- Digital Preliminary Flood Maps for St. Johns County Ready for Public Viewing
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for St. Johns County and its municipalities will be available for residents to review at public open houses at 4 p.m. on August 31, and at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on September 1. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and when updated maps become effective, they are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.English
- Be Prepared—Download FEMA Smartphone App
ATLANTA, Ga – Take steps now to prepare your family for disasters by downloading the FEMA smartphone app.
Much of the region has been under heat advisories from the National Weather Service over the past few weeks. While it has cooled down in recent days, summer continues for several more weeks. The FEMA app lets you receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation, making it easy to follow severe weather that may be threatening your family and friends.English
- FEMA App Helps You Prepare as Hurricane Season Heats Up
ATLANTA, Ga. -- With FEMA’s updated free app you can get weather alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations across the nation. You can receive alerts on severe weather happening anywhere in the country, even if your phone is not located in the area. That makes it easy to follow severe weather that may be threatening your family and friends, especially now as the height of hurricane season approaches.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.