FEMA P-942, Mitigation Assessment Team Report: Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York (2013)
FEMA P-942 documents observations made during field visits conducted by the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) following Hurricane Sandy, specifically deployed to evaluate key building damages. FEMA P-942 presents the conclusions and recommendations derived from the field observations with regards to key engineering concepts, codes and standards, mitigation measures and considerations that can be used in the planning and recovery process to help minimize future damage to structures and their related utility systems. The recommendations for disaster-resistant practices in hurricane-prone regions presented are applicable to planners; decision makers; designers; contractors; building officials; Federal, State, and local government officials; building owners and operators; emergency managers; and homeowners. Observations, conclusions, and recommendations related to building codes and standards; flood protective measures; residential construction; critical facilities and key assets; and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems are included.