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HAZUSNET-USA

The Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC) in partnership with the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has created HAZUSNET-USA as a discussion group for those interested in HAZUS-MH.

HAZUSNET-USA is an unmoderated email list service (listserv) hosted by MCEER. HAZUSNET-USA is open to anyone interested in HAZUS-MH. You can subscribe or unsubscribe to the list via email. Please note that any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on the list are those of the authors, and do not reflect the views or policies of NESEC, MCEER, DHS or FEMA. NESEC is also not responsible for the actions of other list users.

Common questions and answers about the HAZUSNET-USA listserv

Q: What is the HAZUSNET-USA listserv?

A: The HAZUSNET-USA listserv is an e-mail discussion group hosted by MCEER. Once you subscribe to the list, you can easily send messages to other HAZUSNET-USA subscribers. Thus, users of HAZUS-MH can easily ask questions, share resources, and coordinate with the HAZUS user community without having to maintain a long email list of HAZUS users.

Q: How do listservs work?

A: First, you must “subscribe” to the HAZUSNET-USA listserv (see below). Once subscribed, you can send messages to everyone else on the listserv by simply sending an e-mail to:

hazusnet-usa-list@listserv.buffalo.edu

When the listserv receives your e-mail, it automatically forwards it to all the other subscribers. Similarly, you will receive all e-mails sent to the listserv from other people. In this way, large discussions can take place between many people, and everyone can be informed about HAZUS issues simultaneously.

Please note that there is one listserv e-mail address for sending messages to the discussion group, and another e-mail address for subscribing and unsubscribing. The latter e-mail address is computer automated, and will not relay messages to the HAZUSNET-USA group.

Q: Who should subscribe to HAZUSNET-USA?

A: HAZUSNET is a national listserv available to anyone with an e-mail address and an interest in HAZUS-MH and GIS. Upcoming events, references, stories, technical questions, project ideas, and anything else that relates to HAZUS-MH can and should be posted on HAZUSNET-USA. Remember, a listserv is only as good as the participants who use it.

Q: How do I subscribe to HAZUSNET-USA?

A:

  1. Send a message to: listserv@listserv.buffalo.edu.
  2. Keep the Subject line blank.
  3. Add the message: sub hazusnet-usa-list [First Name] [Last Name]
  4. Leave the rest of the e-mail blank.

Be sure to put your first and last name in the message before sending your e-mail, and leave the rest of the e-mail blank. Do not add a signature or subject to your e-mail! If you do, your subscription attempt will fail.

Q: How do I unsubscribe to HAZUSNET-USA?

A:

  1. Send a message to: listserv@listserv.buffalo.edu.
  2. Keep the Subject line blank.
  3. Add the message: unsub hazusnet-usa-list
  4. Leave the rest of the e-mail blank.

Again, do not add a signature or subject line to your e-mail! If you do, your unsubscribe attempt will fail.

Q: How do I post messages to HAZUSNET-USA?

A:Send an e-mail to:

hazusnet-usa-list@listserv.buffalo.edu

And your e-mail will be relayed to the entire group.


HAZUS-MH

HAZUS-MH is a software program which uses ESRI ArcGIS Geographic Information System (GIS) to estimate damages from hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. HAZUS-MH is funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through a Cooperative Agreement with the National Institute of Building Sciences.

Many federal, state and local governments, including NESEC, use HAZUS-MH to analyze the type and extent of damage which may occur due to hurricanes, floods and earthquakes. We utilize this information to reduce the impacts of hurricanes, floods and earthquakes through mitigation and emergency preparedness planning.

HAZUS-MH is available on CD-ROM and requires ESRI’s ArcGIS 10 with the Spatial Analyst extension to run. HAZUS-MH comes with building inventories and multi-hazard data sets for each state. User manuals are available in the DC-ROMs, and on-line from NIBS HAZUS web site.

If you are interested in receiving your own HAZUS-MH software you may visit the FEMA HAZUS Website for more information.

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