Virginia HAZUS User Group (VAHUG)

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Brian Crumpler - GIS Manager
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Preparedness, Training and Exercises Division
p: 804.897.6500 x6576
c: 804.484.4199
f: 804.897.6526
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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.

Use of HAZUS-MH to Support Virginia DEM Programs & Missions
Presentaion outlining how HAZUS-MH can be used to help Virginia.

GIS and Critical Infrastructure Resiliency Hampton Roads, VA
Presentaion by Sam Martin, S.R. Martin Associates and Tammie Organski, Versar, Inc.

Modeling the Effectiveness of Hurricane Preparedness Damage Mitigation Strategies in Southeastern Virginia
This project seeks to provide information to decision makers about the risks and tradeoffs involved in preparedness and response to a major hurricane.

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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