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The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: FEMA Accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2010
The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) seeks to mitigate earthquake losses in the United States. FEMA is responsible for developing effective earthquake risk reduction tools and promoting their implementation, as well as supporting the development of disaster-resistant building codes and standards. This report highlights a cross-section of successful FEMA NEHRP projects and programs in Fiscal Year 2010. Some of the more exciting activities and accomplishments include ROVER, a new IT-based data collection and evaluation tool; QuakeSmart to assist local businesses mitigate earthquake losses; continuing work on the Performance-Based Seismic Design project; and engineering field work in Chile after the 8.8 magnitude earthquake. The report also includes many successful state, local, and regional activities in earthquake training and awareness, seismic safety inspections, building codes adoption, the development of multi-state groups, and public outreach.
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