World HAZUS User Group (WorldHUG)
FEMA Region 8
National Institute of Building Sciences
Jamie Caplan Consulting LLC
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
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
- Federal Disaster Aid for Alabama Reaches More Than $43.6 Million
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Federal aid provided to Alabama residents affected by the April 28 through May 5 severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding has reached more than $43.6 million.
The following numbers, compiled July 25, provide a snapshot of the Alabama/FEMA disaster recovery to date:
- Flood Insurance is an Essential Ingredient for Protecting Your Family
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In 2013, the National Weather Service issued 332 flash flood and flood watches/warnings for the state. The state also reported one tropical storm in the Gulf Coast. More severe weather came this spring with tornadoes and more than two feet of rain.
Between the Gulf Coast’s tropical storms and the numerous rivers and streams, the potential for flooding in Alabama is ever present, according to the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham.English
- CERT: Prepared for the Worst When Disaster Strikes
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Community Emergency Response Teams prepare for the worst, then when disaster strikes, they help themselves, their families, their neighborhoods and their communities.
Begun in Los Angeles in 1985, the CERT program consists of specially trained volunteers who are called into action during and immediately following major disasters before first responders can reach the affected areas. They work closely with fire and emergency management departments in their communities.English
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
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.