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FEMA P-908, Mitigation Assessment Team Report – Spring 2011 Tornadoes: April 25-28 and May 22 (2012)

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This report presents the MATs observations, conclusions, and recommendations in response to those field investigations. The mission of the MATs was to assess the performance of structures affected by the tornadoes, investigate safe room and shelter performance in the affected areas, and describe the lessons learned to help future efforts to more successfully mitigate tornado events. The objective of the report is to provide information to communities, businesses, and individuals so that they can rebuild safer, more robust structures and minimize loss of life, injuries, and property damage in future tornadoes and high-wind events. The MAT report will present the observations, conclusions, and recommendations for residential structures, as well as commercial and other non-residential and critical facilities (e.g., schools, hospitals and health care facilities, first responder facilities, and emergency operations centers and emergency management agencies).

Also available to download is the MAT Report Briefing from May 17, 2012. You can download the Briefing, in PDF format, by going to http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=6163.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-908 - Spring 2011 Tornadoes: April 25-28 and May 11 (Combined)
77.86MMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfCover, Executive Summary, and Table of Contents
2.25MMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfChapter 1. Introduction
1.98MMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfChapter 2. Meterological Background and Tornado Events of 2011
2.34MMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfChapter 3. Design and Construction Considerations
3.65MMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfChapter 4. Observations on Residential Building Performance
7.81MMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfChapter 5. Observations on Commercial and Industrial Building Performance
11.69MMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfChapter 6. Observations on Critical Facility Performance: Schools
12.55MMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfChapter 7. Observations on Critical Facility Performance
13.48MMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfChapter 8. Observations on Infrastructure Performance
8.51MMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfChapter 9. Observations on Tornado Refuge Areas, Hardened Areas, and Safe Rooms
8.37MMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfChapter 10. Conclusions of the 2011 Tornado MAT
1.41MMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfChapter 11. Recommendations of the 2011 Tornado MAT
656.32KMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfAppendix A. Acknowledgments
288.80KMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfAppendix B. References
772.13KMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfAppendix C. Acronyms
454.44KMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfAppendix D. Glossary
336.62KMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfAppendix E. EF Scale Summary
517.37KMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfAppendix F. Recovery Advisories for the Spring 2011 Tornadoes
7.15MMay 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfAppendix G. Recommendations for One- and Two-Family Residential Buildings
2.75MMay 1, 2012
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