World HAZUS User Group (WorldHUG)

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Jamie Caplan
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What We Do

The WorldHUG hopes to be a forum for the international HAZUS user community to develop, collaborate and coordinate on disaster-related projects utilizing the HAZUS methodology.

We hope you will offer technological, academic and strategic assistance to fellow HAZUS users around the world.

For international requests for publications please follow this process:

Send a copy of the request to Lou Fritz in FEMA Security for review and approval of the requested publication order.

Send to:  FEMA Security
            Attention: Lou Fritz
            Portals III
            1201 Maryland Avenue, SW
            Washington, DC 20472

Include a note, explaining that you would like him to review the order for approval to send.

 

News from FEMA

Fact Sheet: FEMA Spells out Partner Responsibilities for MHU Occupants

Together, FEMA and Manufactured Housing Unit occupants continue to work towards finding permanent housing opportunities. MHUs serve as a temporary housing solution for eligible flood survivors. More than 3,300 households with over 10,000 survivors currently reside in MHUs. FEMA will support survivors in their continued need for temporary housing as long as they remain eligible. 

Eligibility requirements and regulations governing temporary housing assistance is stated in the Code of Federal Regulations.

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Annual “Great Southeast Shakeout” Set for October 19

ATLANTA — The fifth annual Great Southeast ShakeOut earthquake drill will take place on October 19 at 10:19 a.m. across the southeast United States.

More than 1.3 million people will participate in this regional event, joining Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills occurring throughout the nation and in several countries. More than 25 million people around the globe are expected to participate. In addition to safety drills, many participants take extra steps to become more prepared for earthquakes or other disasters.

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Fact Sheet: Questions and Answers About Georgia Disaster Assistance

FEMA Registration

Question: Can survivors register for FEMA assistance if they have insurance?
Answer:  Yes.

Survivors may be eligible for FEMA disaster aid for their uninsured and underinsured losses and damage.

Question: When survivors register do they immediately qualify and receive payments from FEMA?
Answer: No.

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Last updated: November 20, 2017 - 4:45 AM

HUG Announcements

Canadian HUG Page!

A GIS-Based Methodology for Exporting the Hazards U.S. (HAZUS) Earthquake Model for Global Applications (PowerPoint Version)
A presentation given by Rich Hansen, CU Denver and Doug Bausch, FEMA Region VIII
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International HAZUS Studies

How to Run HAZUS outside the U.S.
Hazus Data Management International Workflow For Newland (ND)

Hazus Data Management
International Workflow For Any Region (AR)

Earthquake Loss Estimation in Israel

This work aims at adopting the US HAZUS software, a standardized loss estimation methodology, and modifying it to suit the typical conditions and parameters of Israel. Download report

For more international projects click here.

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