Rocky Mountain HAZUS User Group (RMHUG)

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Jeff Brislawn
Hazard Mitigation Lead/Sr Project Manager, CFM
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Casey G. Zuzak, GISP
Risk Analyst
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HUG Resources / Past Calls

Rocky Mountain HAZUS User Group Resources include conference call presentations, and any other applicable marketing materials, manuals, etc.

February 25, 2013

The FEMA Modeling Task Force (MOTF) GIS-based Support for Hurricane Sandy.  Doug Bausch, Jesse Rozelle and others described the MOTF’s integrated GIS and Hazus –based approach to estimate losses prior to and after the Hurricane made landfall.  The team will discuss how the modeling and analyses were used for response and recovery decision-making.  Hurricane Sandy Impact Analysis can be viewed at FEMA Modeling Task Force Support for Hurricane Sandy

August 22, 2012

Seth Wittke with the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) created an IMS to provide an easily accessible location where the public can access block level earthquake loss estimates created with Hazus-MH.  Results for 16 deterministic scenarios are provided along with a report of results.  Data in the IMS can be identified and are linked to specific reports created in Hazus-MH, creating easy access to specific results.  The IMS also includes an option for the export of user defined maps, allowing the public to create specific maps based on their area of interest or data type.  The WSGS Earthquake Scenario IMS can be found at:  Providing block level Hazus-MH earthquake loss scenario data to the public using Internet Mapping Services

April 4, 2012

Where is Risk Map Now? Dr. Shane Parson from the URS Corporation provided an update on the usage of Hazus for the flood risk assessment data set within FEMA Risk MAP.  The Risk MAP program has continued to evolve over the past year.  This session will examine the current status of the program, the integration of Hazus into Risk MAP and how communities are benefiting from the program.  The session will also include a review of the 2010 Average Annualized Loss study completed by FEMA under the Risk MAP program.  Where is Risk MAP Now? Update on the Flood Risk Assessment Dataset


October 13, 2011

Sean McNabb, FEMA Region VIII GIS Analyst, presented Flood Damages in North Dakota: Analyzing the Extent of Flooding Impacts Using a Site Specific Analysis and User Generated Depth Grids. Flood Damages in North Dakota, Analyzing the extent of flooding impacts using a site specific analysis and user generated depth grids

March 23rd, 2011

Shane Hubbard presented on the following topic: Hazus-MH spatiotemporal analysis of the Lake Delhi, IA dam breach.  Abstract: As the Maquoketa River was reaching a historic crest upstream of the Lake Delhi, IA dam on July 24th, 2010 > 3 inches of rain fell over the area. This same area had set record crests 2 years earlier in 2008.  As a result of this flooding, one of the gates on the dam was damaged and had not been fixed by the record crest in 2010.  These factors combined to create a total dam failure in July 2010.  Delaware County Emergency Management, Delaware County GIS, and the University of Iowa pulled together local data to produce a Level 2 Hazus-MH run to examine the damages and losses from the flood event. Lake Delhi Dam Breach

June 8, 2011

Using Hazus for the Colorado Springs Hazard Mitigation Plan Update.
David Blankinship, Colorado Springs Fire Department and Rich Chamberlain, URS Corporation
Colorado Springs Using Hazus, June 2011

January 26, 2011

Jeff Brislawn and Shelby Hudson discussed HAZUS for Hazard Mitigation Planning, including specifics on the use of HAZUS analyses for flood and earthquake risk assessments, integrating DFIRM data into a HAZUS flood region, and case study applications including flood risk assessments for the Wyoming State Hazard Mitigation Plan, Custer County, MT Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and others. Hazard Mitigation Planning

September 8, 2010

4th Annual HAZUS Conference: Lessons Learned, Level II Applications, Future of HAZUS. Annual Hazus Conference Presentation

July 14, 2010

Jeff Brislawn and Shelby Hudson presented QA/QC of HAZUS Flood Level 1 Analysis & Introduction to new HAZUS Help Desk. QA/QC of Hazus Flood

May 12, 2010

Guest Speaker Doug Bausch, FEMA Region VIII, discussed FEMA’s nationwide HAZUS flood and earthquake modeling efforts and applications and how it’s incorporated into the FEMA Region VIII Vulnerability Index. Vulnerability Index


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