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
- FEMA ASSISTANCE TOPS $2 MILLION IN FIRST TRIBAL RECOVERY
CHEROKEE, N.C. – Financial assistance under the first presidential disaster declaration issued to a tribal nation has topped $2.4 million, FEMA officials say.
FEMA is funding repair and recovery projects for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians following severe weather that caused flooding and landslides in January.
“This is the first time the federal government has worked one-on-one in partnership with a tribal government following a disaster,” said Michael Bolch, the FEMA official in charge of federal operations in the recovery. “It is a truly historic operation.”English
- Time Running Out to Register With FEMA
PURVIS, Miss. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency are reminding those affected by the February tornadoes and flooding that they have only a short time left to register for assistance.
The deadline for registering is April 15 for residents of Forrest, Greene, Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Marion, Perry and Wayne counties.
Assistance is available for homeowners, renters and businesses who suffered loss or damage as a result of the disaster.English
- FEMA Seeks Applicants for Youth Preparedness Council
ATLANTA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking for youth leaders who are dedicated to public service, who are making a difference in their communities, and who want to expand their impact as national advocates for youth disaster preparedness.
Youth between the ages of 12 and 17 interested in strengthen the nation’s resiliency against disasters may now apply or be nominated to serve on FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council. Participants will represent the youth perspective on emergency preparedness and share information with their communities.English