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

Smithsonian Experts to Share Tips on Salvaging Family Treasures

BATON ROUGE, La. – When homes are flooded and lives are upended, treasured keepsakes such as photos, artwork, quilts and family heirlooms become more cherished. Although they may have been damaged in the flood, these treasures may be salvageable.

FEMA Help Is Still Available

BATON ROUGE, La. – It is now more than a month since the record flooding and storms of August caused widespread damage throughout Louisiana. Many families and individuals lost their home or residence and were forced to find other solutions for their shelter. If you or anyone you know is still having problems finding suitable accommodations, it is not too late to register with FEMA for assistance with your housing needs.

Understand the Process for Continued Housing Assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. –If you’re a disaster survivor who wants to extend temporary housing assistance from FEMA it’s important to provide the proper documents in order to make your request.                                

If you’re eligible for an extension, you may use temporary housing assistance to pay for a place to live, such as a house, apartment, hotel or recreational vehicle. The assistance covers rent, security deposit and essential utilities like electricity and water.


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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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