South Carolina HAZUS User Group (SCHUG)
Melissa Berry Potter
SHMO & Risk Assessment Coordinator
CDMS/Web Portal Administrator
South Carolina Emergency Management Division
2779 Fish Hatchery Road
West Columbia, SC 29172
What We Do
The South Carolina HAZUS Users Group (SCHUG) was formed in October 2008 to increase coordination and collaboration between state-wide emergency managers, GIS users, and educational institutions. The state, with support from FEMA, has created a Web Portal that allows the Comprehensive Data Management System (CDMS) software to be accessed online by multiple users. The Web Portal will allow HAZUS-MH data to be updated and uploaded continuously. The data will permit the state to perform improved hazard assessments for use in disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.
Use HAZUS-MH software to reduce the loss of life and property caused by natural and technological hazards in South Carolina through its implementation into the preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation stages of emergency management.
Develop partnerships with all counties in South Carolina, the University of South Carolina, the College of Charleston, and other state agencies.
Improve HAZUS-MH loss-estimation and risk assessment through the statewide use of the Web Portal and Comprehensive Data Management System to update and maintain data.
Continue to increase the quality of loss estimation and hazard data in South Carolina.
Share project success nationwide.
News from Region IV
- Five Years of Progress after Historic Tornadoes
Atlanta -- Five years after tornadoes devastated the southeast and resulted in four federal disaster declarations in five days, hard-hit communities are building back stronger. To date, assistance to residents and communities in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee from the Federal Emergency Management Agency totals more than $504 million.English
- Digital Preliminary Flood Maps for Coastal Areas of Flagler County Ready for Public Viewing
ATLANTA-- Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for coastal areas of Flagler County, FL will be available for residents to review at a public open house at the Hammock Community Center on May 5, 2016 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and when updated maps become effective they are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.English
- Mitigation Advice Available at Olive Branch Home Depot
RIDGELAND, Miss. – Are you repairing or rebuilding damaged property? Have questions about flood insurance? Want to protect your property from potential loss or damage from future disasters? Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists are in Olive Branch to answer questions on building stronger.
Advisers are available April 28 to May 3 at the Home Depot at 7740 Craft Goodman Road in Olive Branch. They will be in the store today from noon to 7 p.m. and Friday through Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.English
SCHUG Conference Calls
We are looking for innovative uses of HAZUS! Check out a few of our suggestions on the Projects page.
A Reminder to all CDMS Participants and County Emergency Managers
We are always looking for updated HAZUS data to improve analysis!
CDMS Web Portal Project is a Success
The second data update using CDMS was a success! We have approximately 80% coverage in South Carolina.
Want to Become a Member of the SCHUG?
The SCHUG is currently seeking members for the user group.
CDMS Database Update - Helpful Hints
Hints and advice for entering data into the CDMS Database.
GIS and Hazard Data Resources
Find data to improve your HAZUS analysis and risk assessments
SCHUG Meeting Minutes
View minutes from each conference call here.