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

An Additional $9 Million Helps Governments, Schools with Flood Recovery

BATON ROUGE, La. — More than $9 million in recent federal funding will assist Louisiana public services and schools recover from the August 2016 floods.

The funding reimburses them for disaster-related costs. Below are some examples:

• The City of Baton Rouge has been approved for $2.9 million to replace 92 police vehicles. The amount includes extra equipment in the vehicles.
• The City of Denham Springs has been approved for $1.5 million to help repair gas utility equipment.

Disaster Assistance Isn’t Taxable and Won’t Affect Social Security

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Arkansas disaster survivors receiving Social Security or other government state or federal aid have no cause for concern that disaster assistance might affect their benefits.

Internal Revenue Service rules say qualified disaster relief payments are not counted as income as long as the reimbursed expense is not also paid by insurance or other reimbursement.

According to the IRS, qualified disaster relief payments include payments received for the following;

Free Repair, Rebuilding Advice Available in Crawford County

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As Missourians repair or rebuild their homes damaged by the flooding and severe storms that occurred April 28-May 11, 2017, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and home improvement stores in Crawford County are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer.


Last updated: July 24, 2017 - 8:43 PM

HUG Announcements

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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