Tuesday, June 29, 2010

NOAA/NWS National Hurricane Center

Hurricane Alex ... First "June hurricane" in the Atlantic since 1995 ... Expected to miss U.S.


Mohave County Arizona Uses HAZUS to Update Hazard Mitigation Plan

Mohave County Arizona used HAZUS to update their Multi-Jurisdictional 2010 Hazard Mitigation Plan,

Download Plan (.pdf) ...


Friday, June 11, 2010

Registrater Now for the 4th Annual HAZUS Conference

The 4th Annual HAZUS Conference is August 23-25, 2010 at the Indiana Government Center Complex (South Building) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The HAZUS Conference has become the premier risk assessment conference for GIS specialists, emergency managers, geologists, state/local planners and the like. This year’s conference will include two and a half days of educational sessions, hands-on training, and one-of-a-kind networking opportunities. FEMA Conference Web Page

Registration is open for the 4th Annual HAZUS Conference ... it's FREE

It's Not Too Late To Submit To The HAZUS Map Gallery

FEMA is solicitating submissions for the 4th Annual HAZUS Conference HAZUS Map Gallery. You may submit up to three maps.

All maps should be submitted electronically in PDF format to Casey Baker at mapgallery@hazus.net by June 30, 2010. Please also submit an abstract to accompany your map(s). Abstracts should include a title, the award category you are submitting under, and should be less than 500 words. If you have any questions regarding the HAZUS Map Gallery, please contact Casey at 888-677-0101 x725.

Awards will be presented for the following categories:

* Best practice for data improvements to HAZUS-MH (Level 2 or 3 analyses)
* Best practice for incorporating Risk MAP
* Best incorporation of a HAZUS-MH analysis into a mitigation plan
* Most innovative practice of HAZUS-MH
* Best multi-hazard analysis
* Best integration of other tools with HAZUS-MH



Thursday, June 3, 2010

Preparing for the Big One: Assessing American Building Codes

A Recent earthquakes in Haiti and Chile have reinforced the importance of building codes. Are regions in the United States just as vulnerable to a catastrophic earthquake? David Applegate, Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards at the U.S. Geological Survey; Michael J. Armstrong, Senior Vice President, International Code Council; and Michael Mahoney, Geophysicist, Federal Emergency Management Agency discuss the state of seismic building codes around the country.

401 F Street NW Washington, DC 20001
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 / 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


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