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
- Sarasota County Residents Invited to See Preliminary Flood Maps
ATLANTA–Preliminary flood insurance rate maps for Sarasota County, Fla., can be reviewed at three public open houses during the week of January 19, 2015. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.English
- Federal Aid Programs for Mississippi Disaster Recovery
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Mississippi.
Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:English
- President Declares Disaster for Mississippi
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 state of Mississippi to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and tornadoes on December 23, 2014.English