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
- Federal Aid Programs for Kentucky 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 Commonwealth of Kentucky.
Assistance for the Commonwealth and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:English
- President Declares Disaster for Kentucky
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Commonwealth of Kentucky to supplement commonwealth and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of August 18-23, 2014.English
- 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.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.