Central HAZUS User Group (CHUG)

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Kevin Mickey
Director, Professional Education and Outreach
The Polis Center
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
1200 Waterway Boulevard
Indianapolis, IN 46202
p: 317.278.2582
f: 317.278.1830
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Jonathan Sorg, CFM
Environmental Specialist
Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Division of Water
Flood Management Program
2045 Morse Road
Columbus, OH 43229
Phone: 614-265-6780
Fax: 614-265-6767
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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.

2011 CHUG Speaker Series

Date: May 30, 2012

Time: 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST
“Flood-loss Modeling of Levee Protected Floodplains” by Dr. Jonathan W.F. Remo of the Department of Geology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. To view the slides, open a web browser and access http://connect.iu.edu/levee/ .  Sign in as a guest.
To listen to the audio portion of the presentation dial in to (317) 278-7008 - Password 746967#

Increasing flood losses in the U.S. and elsewhere have resulted in calls for assessment of flood exposure and realistic estimates of potential flood losses.  Of particular concern is the quantification of flood losses associated with residual risk. Residual risk can be defined as the risk which remains after flood protection measures, such as levees or floodwalls, are employed to decrease the probability of flooding.  Hazus-MH Flood Model coupled with hydraulic and levee-reliability modeling can be used to estimate flood losses associated with residual risk.  In this presentation, findings from two Middle Mississippi River Valley case studies will be presented. The first case study combined Hazus-MH user-defined flood losses estimations for the 2- through the 500-year floods with a levee-reliability model to calculate probability-weighted damage estimates to evaluate the cost/benefit of levee setbacks.  The second case study used multiple hydrodynamic levee-breach simulations for a 500-year flood to assess the effects of modeling tools (i.e., 1-D hydrodynamic versus 2-D hydrodynamic levee breach modeling) and levee breach scenarios on flood losses within an urban levee district.  This presentation is intended to illustrate: 1) the types of floodplain management questions Hazus-MH flood-loss modeling can be used to help answer and 2) the additional technical challenges for modeling flood losses along levee protected floodplains.   

July 5, 2011, 2:30-4:00 PM EST, the Central Hazus User Group hosted a presentation on the European Flood Directive and the role Hazus plays in it, by Giedrius Kaveckis, click here for presentation.

June 1, 2011 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM EST the Central Hazus User Group hosted a presentation by Colleen Cahill with the Library of Congress.
Presentation by the speaker from the Library of Congress, Colleen Cahill.

February 18, 2011 from 2:30 to 3:30 EST the Central Hazus Users Group hosted a presentation by Dr. Jonathan Remo of Southern Illinois University (SIU).  The topic of this presentation is Earthquake loss estimation using FEMA’s HAZUS-MH for disaster mitigation planning in Illinois.
View presentation here

January 14, 2011 from 2:30 to 3:30 EST the Central Hazus Users Group hosted a presentation.
The presentations can be viewed with the links:

Geo Spatial Service Oriented Architecture of the Indiana Flood GRID

Real-time Flood Modeling Application

December 13, 2010 from 2:30 to 3:30 EST the Central Hazus Users Group hosted a presentation.
The presentations can be viewed with the links:

Applications of Hazus-MH for Emergency Management

Meeting Minutes

March 22, 2012
January 26, 2012
November 22, 2011
March 16, 2011
November 12, 2010
January 19, 2010
December 14, 2009
November 16, 2009
October 14, 2009
September 10, 2009
July 8, 2009
May 26, 2009
March 9, 2009
November 24, 2008
October 6, 2008
August 22, 2008
July 28, 2008
May 5, 2008
March 21, 2008
July 9, 2007
May 22, 2007
April 26, 2007
March 26, 2007
January 11, 2007
October 27, 2006
January 9, 2006
November 14, 2005
September 16, 2005
July 22, 2005
June 24, 2005

Information forthcoming


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