South Carolina HAZUS User Group (SCHUG)

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Contact SCHUG

Melissa Berry Potter
SHMO & Risk Assessment Coordinator
CDMS/Web Portal Administrator
South Carolina Emergency Management Division
2779 Fish Hatchery Road
West Columbia, SC 29172
p: 803.737.8856
e: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

HUG Projects

Please let us know what you are doing with Hazus! Here is some information on projects that the South Carolina Emergency Management Division is currently working.

Innovative Uses of Hazus

How do you use Hazus?  We have compiled a list of innovative uses of Hazus from recent SC and National HUG user group calls. Here are some suggestions:

- Use a Hazus scenario for developing and executing exercises
- Use Hazus to model dam breaks and inundation
- Use Hazus to create “on the shelf” risk assessments for no-notice events
- Use Hazus to determine the need for short-term and long-term housing
- Use Hazus for post-disaster preliminary damage assessments
- Use Hazus to support your Benefit-Cost Analysis for Federal Grants

The SCHUG is interested in learning about new and innovative uses of Hazus!  If you have suggestions, projects, or ideas to discuss, please contact Melissa Berry Potter .  We would love to feature innovative uses of Hazus on our next SCHUG Call! 

CDMS Web Portal

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) and the SCHUG is currently involved in the statewide CDMS Web Portal update. South Carolina has asked all counties to update the five essential facilities in HAZUS through the CDMS Web Portal this year. This is the second annual update that the state participated in online. All county Emergency Managers have been included in the project, as well as many of the county GIS coordinators. Involvement in this year


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