Northwest HAZUS User Group (NWHUG)

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Kelly Stone
Risk Analyst
FEMA Region X
ph: 425-487-4636
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What We Do

The mission of the Northwest HAZUS User Group is to develop, collaborate, and coordinate with public, private, and educational organizations on HAZUS data, analysis, and products which will be used to better understand hazards and their impact to communities in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Objectives:
·      To champion and promote the use of HAZUS in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
·      To foster a network of HAZUS professionals in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
·      To advance opportunities for HAZUS training
·      To incorporate HAZUS data into State, Tribal, and local hazard
        mitigation plans
·      To share HAZUS best practices/failures with other HAZUS users
·      To improve HAZUS and GIS data coordination in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington
·      To use HAZUS in disaster response and recovery

News from Region X

FEMA Awards $2.35 Million in Disaster Funds for Okanogan County PUD

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently awarded more than $2.35 million to the state of Washington to help pay for disaster-related repair costs of the Okanogan County Public Utilities District (PUD).

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FEMA Mitigation Specialists Continue Outreach in Yakima

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Federal Emergency Management Agency mitigation specialists are on hand this week at Home Depot and Lowe’s in Yakima to provide information about ways to rebuild or remodel that can reduce the risk of damage from wildfire, flooding, flash flooding and other disasters. 

The advisors can answer questions about protecting homes from future disaster-related damage and offer tips to build hazard-resistant homes. They can also answer questions about FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program.

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Erosion Threat Assessment Reduction Team

Erosion Threat Assessment Reduction Team (ETART) is a multijurisdictional, interdisciplinary team formed jointly by FEMA and the State of Washington in response to the 2014 Central Washington wildfires to address the threat of flooding, mudslides, debris flows and other erosion over the approximately 415 square miles of burned lands.(For a landownership breakdown, see the following map and chart.)

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HUG Announcements

HAZUS 2.1 Service Pack 3 is currently available and can be downloaded here

NWHUG now has a Linkedin Site. Please click here to join the group and get up to date WAHUG information.

NWHUG Meeting/Training Schedule:

2-Day Hazus Course
October 28-29th
Camp Murray, Tacoma, WA
For course and registration information please click here

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