Rocky Mountain HAZUS User Group (RMHUG)

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Jeff Brislawn
Hazard Mitigation Lead/Sr Project Manager, CFM
p: 303.742.5313
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Casey G. Zuzak, GISP
Risk Analyst
FEMA Region VIII-MT
p: 303-483-5558
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What We Do

The Rocky Mountain HAZUS User Group (RMHUG) has been established to support HAZUS users across the Rocky Mountain Region, including the states of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico.  The RMHUG will help facilitate idea and resource sharing, specifically concerning the HAZUS-MH flood and earthquake models.  Conference calls and meetings will be periodically held to create a forum for sharing successes, failures, technical issues and to form relationships and build a user community.  Resources and important links will be available on the website including notices of upcoming training opportunities. 

The RMHUG is informal and open to any interested parties, but suggested participants include local, state, and federal emergency management staff, GIS users or professionals, and other HAZUS practitioners.

News from Region VIII

Federal Aid Programs for the State of Wyoming

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Trump's disaster declaration issued for the State of Wyoming.  

Assistance for State, Tribal, and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Wyoming

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Wyoming to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm and straight-line winds from February 6 to February 7, 2017.

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There’s More to Flood Insurance than Purchasing a Policy

DENVER– Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States. Already there are reports of localized flooding in states across the Rocky Mountain region—and the upcoming snowmelt means there is potential for even more serious flooding.

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Last updated: September 20, 2017 - 8:42 AM

Announcements

Hazus 4.1 will be available for download in September 2017

Hazus Users Conference Oct. 16-18 in Charleston, SC click for more information

RMHUG Call on August 22th Recap

For those of you that joined, thanks for making our second call a success.  In short, we covered updates and upcoming enhancements to Hazus version 4.1, a discussion on a forthcoming survey to tailor future calls, and open discussion on the state of the RMHUG.  Below are links to the meeting notes and presentation.  Additionally, we will hosting Hazus for Risk Assessment training in Boulder the November 6-9 -
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Meeting Notes
Presentation

We are looking to host our next call the week of December 11th.  Please identify here which times work best for you.

Rejuvenating the RMHUG

With the recent release of Hazus 4.0 and the first deployment of the Hazus Tsunami Model, Jeff and I would like to rejuvenate the Rocky Mountain Hazus User Group!  Over the last year, there have been multiple updates and expansions to the Hazus tool, and we’d like to keep everyone informed on the latest versions.  The RM HUG provides a platform to provide upcoming insights and a user community for questions and idea sharing.  We hope you’re able to join on our next Rocky Mountain HUG conference call on Thursday, May 25th at 10:00 am Mountain. 

 

Hazus 4.0 and Hazus Tsunami Model

The Tsunami Module represents the first new disaster module for the Hazus software in almost 15 years and is the culmination of work completed on the Hazus Tsunami Methodology Development (FEMA, 2013) by a team of tsunami experts, engineers, modelers, emergency planners, economists, social scientists, geographic information system (GIS) analysts, and software developers. A Tsunami Oversight Committee provided technical direction and review of the methodology development.

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