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
- Hardin County Added to Federal Disaster Declaration
ATLANTA – Federal disaster assistance is now available to eligible government entities and certain private non-profits in Hardin County, Tenn., for eligible damages from the severe winter storm of Feb. 15 -22.
Hardin County joins the list of 35 other counties already receiving assistance as a result of the presidential disaster declaration signed April 2, 2015.English
- Federal Aid Programs for the State of Georgia Declaration
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama's disaster declaration issued for the State of Georgia.
Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:English
- President Declares Disaster for Georgia
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 Georgia to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm during the period of February 15-17, 2015.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.