FEMA Region IV (Southeast) HAZUS Technical Team (R4HTT)
- Alabama Emergency Management Agency
- Florida Division of Emergency Management
- Florida HAZUS User Group
- Georgia Office of Homeland Security
- Kentucky Division of Emergency Management
HAZUS Program Manager
FEMA Region IV
What We Do
Since April, 2004, FEMA Region IV (Southeast) HAZUS Technical Team has put the groundwork in building HAZUS capabilities in the Southern United States. Through these efforts, the , FEMA Region IV (Southeast) HAZUS Technical Team has now established the Center of HAZUS Expertise to support the rapid needs assessments and response operations for land falling hurricanes.
HAZUS-MH has been used extensively for supporting the Region IV Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC) and the National Response Coordination Center (NRCC) for the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons. In the first quarter of 2007, the Region IV Center of HAZUS Expertise assisted FEMA Region VI to examine a potential scenario if Hurricane Dean had made landfall in southern Texas. Following this exercise, Region IV was granted by the FEMA Headquarters Program Office the authority to use HAZUS-MH for supporting NRCC and Hurricane prone regions and states.
Region IV activities go beyond support for disaster operations. Relying on in-house expertise, knowledge, and experience, Region IV has a vast portfolio of services that can be provided to nationwide HAZUS-MH users in government, the private sector and academia.
The mission of the FEMA Region IV (Southeast) HAZUS Technical Team is to:
Implement FEMA’s HAZUS-MH loss-estimation software in all eight FEMA Region IV states
Develop partnerships with national research laboratories, universities, corporations, utilities, and nonprofit organizations as well as federal, state and local governments
Understand the steps required for implementing the HAZUS-MH
Use results generated from HAZUS-MH pilot projects for mitigation planning to meet the requirements of mandatory Disaster Mitigation Act (DMA) 2000 mitigation plan development
Organize the SEHUG to use HAZUS and share results from scenario exercises and response situations
Share project successes nationwide
Reduce the loss of life and property of natural and manmade hazards in the Southeastern United States by utilizing HAZUS-MH software for all phases of emergency management.
Create comprehensive multi-hazard risk assessments using HAZUS-MH
Network all levels of government, emergency management professionals, GIS professionals, and private industry
Train all levels of government, emergency management professionals, GIS professionals, and private industry in HAZUS-MH. Provide the knowledge, tools, and resources for members to run HAZUS-MH independently.
Improve the databases with HAZUS-MH to allow SEHUG to run HAZUS-MH Level 2 analyses within each state.
Integrate HAZUS-MH in each state
News from Region IV
- More Bang for the Buck – Inexpensive Disaster Rebuilding Tips
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Repairing damage after a disaster can be expensive. In cases of severe damage, the costs can be staggering.
However, many projects can be done for little or no money. Most can make a big difference in helping minimize damage from the next disaster and provide the extra bonus of lowering utility and home-maintenance costs year-round.
Here are some ideas:English
- FEMA Rebuilding Specialists Providing Advice in Jackson and Ridgeland
JACKSON, Miss. – Rebuilding or repairing property damaged from the recent severe storms? Residents in Jackson and Ridgeland can get advice on building safer and stronger this week from Federal Emergency Management Agency specialists.
FEMA mitigation specialists will be at two Jackson-area Lowe’s locations to offer information on rebuilding after a disaster. The advisors can answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage and offer tips to build hazard-resistant homes.English
- FEMA Deadline Not the End of Flood Recovery in Florida
PENSACOLA, Fla. – Those affected by the spring storms and flooding will still be able to reach the Federal Emergency Management Agency for follow-up questions and will have access to other disaster services and resources after today’s registration deadline of July 21.English