San Diego and Imperial County HAZUS User Group (SDIHUG)

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The San Diego and Imperial County HAZUS User Group (SDIHUG) was formed March of 2009.  SDIHUG aims to build partnerships and strategies to manage multiple hazards facing the southern border counties of California through the use of FEMA’s HAZUS software.  We are looking for stakeholders from various disciplines and organizations to join us.

Our Goals include…
  providing a forum for discussion
  encouraging local training opportunities
  promoting the use of HAZUS in the region
  developing collaborations on projects and data
  conducting public outreach and education on the use of HAZUS

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News from Region IX

New State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Lake County

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Lake County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Clearlake is open to help survivors impacted by the Valley Fire. Disaster Recovery Centers are operated by the California Office of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency Management Agency in partnership with the county and local agencies. 

DRC Location:

The Lake County Disaster Recovery Center in Clearlake

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FEMA Eligibility Letter May Not Be Last Word on Disaster Assistance

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – If you applied for assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and received a letter or text message saying you were not eligible for disaster aid, you should know that the first communication may not be the last word.  While applicants may be ineligible for FEMA disaster grants, they may receive assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). 

And there may be an easy-to-resolve reason why some wildfire survivors received a notice stating that they are ineligible for assistance. 

Wildfire Survivors Warned: Beware of Fraud

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – As Californians work to recover from the wildfires, FEMA is warning of another danger: Fraudulent building contractors and other scam artists who often appear in communities recovering from a disaster.
Here are a few common post-disaster fraud practices:

Fraudulent phone calls or visits: Be wary of individuals claiming to be from FEMA without proper FEMA photo identification asking for survivor information.

Survivors will be asked to provide their Social Security number and banking information only when registering for FEMA assistance.


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San Diego HAZUS User Group Meets at ESRI GIS Conference Date: 07/14/2010 Time: 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM Room: Room 16 A

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