Virginia HAZUS User Group (VAHUG)

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Brian Crumpler - GIS Manager
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
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Additional West Virginia Counties Approved for Disaster Aid

CHARLESTON, W.va. - Pocahontas and Webster counties are now eligible to receive federal assistance. Assistance can include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.   

In addition, federal funding is available for state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency protective measures in Pocahontas and Webster counties.

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Beware of Disaster Related Fraud

CHARLESTON, W.va – West Virginians whose homes were damaged in the recent storms and flooding may encounter people attempting to cheat them by posing as inspectors, government officials, volunteers or contractors. These people may try to obtain personal information or collect payment for disaster assistance or repairs.

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Disaster Recovery Center Opens

CHARLESTON, W.va. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced today Disaster Recovery Centers will be opening to assist survivors affected by the West Virginia Flooding. Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) are one-stop shops for eligible storm survivors to provide one- on-one, face-to-face help to include the Small Business Administration (SBA). The locations are:

Disaster Recovery Center 2 Richwood City Hall

6 White Ave, Richwood, WV

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HUG Resources

Use of HAZUS-MH to Support Virginia DEM Programs & Missions
Presentaion outlining how HAZUS-MH can be used to help Virginia.

GIS and Critical Infrastructure Resiliency Hampton Roads, VA
Presentaion by Sam Martin, S.R. Martin Associates and Tammie Organski, Versar, Inc.

Modeling the Effectiveness of Hurricane Preparedness Damage Mitigation Strategies in Southeastern Virginia
This project seeks to provide information to decision makers about the risks and tradeoffs involved in preparedness and response to a major hurricane.

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HUG Announcements

Basic HAZUS-MH MR 3 (L313)
Apr 14, 2009 - Apr 16, 2009
FEMA Region III and George Mason University’s GIS Center of Excellence are sponsoring this course at George Mason University, GIS Center of Excellence Prince William Campus in Manassas, VA.
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