North Carolina Hazus User Group (NCHUG)

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Eric Coughlin, CFM, GISP
Project Manager
Atkins North America
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

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps for Liberty and Chambers Counties in Texas

DENTON, Texas– New preliminary flood maps for residents and business owners in Liberty and Chambers counties are now ready for residents to review. Local, state and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials teamed up to produce them.

Residents and business owners are encouraged to view the maps for a better understanding of their flood risks. This understanding will help make informed decisions about building plans. It will also help decide whether to purchase flood insurance from the National Flood Insurance Program.

FEMA monitors tropical systems along the East Coast and Hawaii

Residents urged to take direction from State, Local, and Tribal officials

WASHINGTON – FEMA, through its regional offices in Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York City, and Oakland, and its Pacific Area Office in Honolulu, continues to closely monitor Tropical Storm Hermine and Hurricane Lester.

FEMA Continues to Closely Monitor Hermine and Lester

FEMA Urges Residents in Potentially Affected Areas to Take Direction from State, Local, and Tribal Officials 


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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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