Three Rivers HAZUS User Group (3RiversHUG)

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Dr. Thomas Mueller, Coordinator
Department of Earth Science
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Avenue
California, PA 15419
p: 724.938.4255
f: 724.938.5780
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HUG Resources

HAZUS User Group resources include PowerPoint presentations and other marketing materials, a how-to manual and technical assistance provided by FEMA. Technical assistance includes outreach, strategic planning and on-site assistance.

3RiversHUG PowerPoint
The 3RiversHUG Past, Present and Future, presentation by Jamie Mitchem.

3RiversHUG: CUP Students Begin A New Chapter in HAZUS History
In March 2006, the 3Rivers HAZUS User Group (3RiversHUG) made history-by voting to initiate a student chapter of the HAZUS user group at the California University of Pennsylvania.

3RiversHUG: Formed by the California University of Pennsylvania
The 3RiversHUG is a forum to develop public policy and programs for building disaster resistant communities.

Pennsylvania 100 Year Flood Study

Last year PEMA completed a statewide study of a 100 year flood event using FEMA’s HAZUS-MH risk analysis software.  Now, in 2007, PEMA has concluded a new, broader statewide study using the latest version of HAZUS-MH MR 2.0 that includes damage estimates for 10, 50, 100, 200 and 500 year flood events.  The study computed damages in dollars for total economic loss, building and content damage, and other economic impacts.  The study also estimated the number of damaged homes and the degree of damage to those homes.

With these results, Statewide GIS shapefiles for economic losses and damaged homes were created for each flood scenario using ArcMap 9.1.  These files can be displayed using ArcMap 9.0 or higher version - you do not need the HAZUS software to use them.  They can be overlaid on other GIS maps (county, local roads, street maps, municipal maps, etc) to show the location and extent of potential flood damages for each of flood severity levels.

Download study from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency


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