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

FEMA provides federal funds to help fight the Tepee Springs Fire

SEATTLE - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Tepee Springs Fire in Idaho County, Idaho.

FEMA Region X Regional Administrator Kenneth D. Murphy determined that the fire threatened such destruction as would constitute a major disaster. Murphy approved the state of Idaho’s request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Aug. 29, 2015. Idaho has had four FMAGs approved since July 2015.

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Kentucky Storm Survivors Urged to Stay in Touch with FEMA

FRANKFORT, Ky.-- Kentucky storm survivors who have registered for disaster assistance are urged to stay in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and keep their contact information current throughout the recovery process.

If survivors change their addresses, telephone numbers, bank accounts or insurance information, it is important that they share the new information with FEMA.

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An Inside Look at a FEMA Housing Inspection Visit

SAIPAN – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) inspectors continue to examine property damage as part of the FEMA process that brings assistance to Saipan, CNMI residents who have registered with FEMA in the wake of Typhoon Soudelor.

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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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