World HAZUS User Group (WorldHUG)

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Jamie Caplan
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What We Do

The WorldHUG hopes to be a forum for the international HAZUS user community to develop, collaborate and coordinate on disaster-related projects utilizing the HAZUS methodology.

We hope you will offer technological, academic and strategic assistance to fellow HAZUS users around the world.

For international requests for publications please follow this process:

Send a copy of the request to Lou Fritz in FEMA Security for review and approval of the requested publication order.

Send to:  FEMA Security
            Attention: Lou Fritz
            Portals III
            1201 Maryland Avenue, SW
            Washington, DC 20472

Include a note, explaining that you would like him to review the order for approval to send.


News from FEMA

Storm Survivors in Texas Encouraged to Register for Disaster Assistance

AUSTIN, Texas—Texans who sustained damage or losses from the severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding that occurred Oct. 22 through Oct. 31 can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The presidential disaster declaration of Nov. 25 makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals and business owners in 15 counties: Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro, Travis, Willacy and Wilson.

FEMA Mitigation Advisers Offer Guidance to Flood Survivors in Charleston, Darlington, Dorchester, Greenwood, Horry and Richland Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. – As South Carolinians rebuild and repair after the recent historic floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local home improvement stores have teamed up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.

FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer home improvement tips to prevent and lessen damage from future disasters. Most of the information is geared towards do-it-yourself work and general contractors.

Deadline Approaching to Register for FEMA Assistance

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Just a little over a week remains for survivors of the Oct. 1-23 storms and flooding in South Carolina to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and submit loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The deadline to register for federal disaster assistance is Friday, Dec. 4.


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Canadian HUG Page!

A GIS-Based Methodology for Exporting the Hazards U.S. (HAZUS) Earthquake Model for Global Applications (PowerPoint Version)
A presentation given by Rich Hansen, CU Denver and Doug Bausch, FEMA Region VIII
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International HAZUS Studies

How to Run HAZUS outside the U.S.
Hazus Data Management International Workflow For Newland (ND)

Hazus Data Management
International Workflow For Any Region (AR)

Earthquake Loss Estimation in Israel

This work aims at adopting the US HAZUS software, a standardized loss estimation methodology, and modifying it to suit the typical conditions and parameters of Israel. Download report

For more international projects click here.


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