- Go to ResourceThis report is intended to describe, document and evaluate the approach used in the Utah Multihazards Mitigation Project (UMP) which culminated in the Utah Plan, and to make that project experience available for use by other State and local governments throughout the nation.
- Go to ResourceThis publication discusses the mission, history, and results of FEMA’s Existing Building Program (EBP) and provides 4 objectives and 25 tasks to be carried out through the EBP. The four objectives are to 1) promote seismic rehabilitation and advance the implementation of previously developed materials; 2) monitor the use of and refine existing materials; 3) develop new seismic rehabilitation tools; and 4) consider new program directions for the EBP. Estimated costs for the next 10-15 years and guidelines for plan implementation are also included. The plan broadens the EBP’s original goal by emphasizing the protection of the nation’s economy. The publication describes how this can be accomplished by limiting fatalities, life-threatening injuries, and property and economic losses from earthquakes through an increase in the number of seismically resistant buildings in all areas of identified earthquake risk.
- Go to ResourceThis document provides the full text of all major National Flood Insurance Program legislation from its beginnings the 1950's and 1960's through the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994.
FEMA 343, Case Studies: An Assessment of the NEHRP Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of BuildingsGo to ResourceThe recommendations presented in FEMA publications 273 and 274 (NEHRP Guidelines for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings) were applied to 40 buildings located throughout the country and the resulting designs have been compared to those developed using regional prevailing practices. The results of this assessment are presented in this report.
NEHRP Recommended Provisions and Commentary for Seismic Regulations for New Buildings and Other Structures. 2003 EditionGo to ResourceThe 2003 edition has been superseded by the 2009 edition (FEMA P-750). The 2003 edition can be used as a resource document for design professionals, local building officials, and federal regulatory agencies whose technical design standards or code requirements refer to this edition of the Provisions. The 2003 edition present criteria for the design and construction of new buildings, of additions and alterations to existing buildings, and of non-building structures to enable them to resist the effects of earthquake ground motions. The CD contains related seismic design maps, design map value calculation software, and previous Provisions (1997 and 2000). The 2000 edition (FEMA 368 and 369) and FEMA 451 and 451B are available online.
- Go to ResourceThis document, along with FEMA publications 273, 274 and 275, represents an effort by FEMA to produce a set of guidelines and exploratory documents on how to seismically rehabilitate existing buildings. This volume focuses on providing practical examples on how to use the new concepts, approaches, and analytical tools contained in the Guidelines to remedy the most commonly found seismic deficiencies in a majority of building types found in the country.
- Go to ResourceTo assist the State of New Jersey in recovery efforts following Hurricane Floyd in 1999, FEMA requested that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) undertake a rapid assessment of the economic impacts on agriculture and businesses from Hurricane Floyd. In general terms, the intent was to provide data and recommendations early enough to influence initial recovery decision-making as well as contribute to long-range mitigation initiatives and strategic planning.
- Go to ResourceThis document encapsulates the rapidly expanding body of knowledge related to stream corridors and their restoration. The United States has over 3.5 million miles of rivers and streams which provide immeasurable ecological, financial and social value. This manual includes the full range of possibilities facing restoration practitioners (including no action or passive approaches), partial intervention for assisted recovery, and substantial intervention for managed recovery.
- Go to ResourceTo assist the Commonwealth of Virginia in recovery efforts following Hurricane Floyd in 1999, FEMA requested that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) undertake a rapid assessment of the economic impacts on agriculture and businesses from Hurricane Floyd. In general terms, the intent was to provide data and recommendations early enough to influence initial recovery decision-making as well as contribute to long-range mitigation initiatives and strategic planning.
- Go to ResourceThis document, taken from the "Notices" section of the Federal Register (vol 60, no 167, 29 August 1995), announces changes to the Mortgage Portfolio Protection Program (MPPP) and its response to comments and suggestions recieved regarding the MPPP.
Background Reports: Metallurgy, Fracture Mechanics, Welding, Moment Connections and Frame System BehaviorGo to ResourceIn response to structural concerns raised in the aftermath of the Northridge earthquake of 1994, FEMA entered into a cooperative agreement with the SAC Joint Venture to perform a problem-focused study of the seismic performance of welded steel moment connections and to develop interim recommendations for professional practice.
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This poster displays the estimated equilibrated water depth for central New Orleans. Parts of the city in close proximity to a levee breach may have experienced greater water depths. The data were used to calculate volumes for the unwatering of the City of New Orleans. FEMA'S National Flood Insurance Program used the data to expedite flood insurance claims.
Plantation Key Colony/North Plantation Key Wastewater Project, Islamorada, Village of Islands, FloridaGo to ResourceIn response to Hurricane Georges damages and losses, Congress enacted Public Law 106-31, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 1999, to fund long-term disaster recovery projects in Florida counties whose needs were unmet through primary disaster relief funds. Monroe County was included among the counties eligible for "Unmet Needs" funding and requested that wastewater management improvement projects be considered for this funding since many existing wastewater facilities in the county are not storm-resistant. Since then, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received a grant application from the Village of Islamorada (Islamorada), requesting Federal assistance to construct a new wastewater treatment facility to service Plantation Key Colony/North Plantation Key. FEMA prepared this draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) to address the likely effects of implementing three alternatives proposed in North Plantation Key.
- Go to ResourceAfter Hurricane Georges, funds were allocated to assist counties whose needs were yet unmet through allocation of primary disaster relief funds. This Unmet Needs money was earmarked for the counties most impacted by Hurricane Georges, including Monroe County. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), State of Florida, and the impacted counties determined funding priorities. Monroe County requested that wastewater management improvement projects be considered for disaster funding since many existing wastewater facilities in Monroe County are not storm-resistant, do not provide adequate treatment, and contribute greatly to degraded water quality in the Keys (Figure 1-1). Since then, FEMA has received grant applications from the Village of Islamorada (Islamorada) and the Keys Aqueduct Authority (FKAA) requesting Federal assistance to upgrade or replace their existing wastewater treatment facilities.
- Go to ResourceThe Town of Yountville, California, has applied to FEMA for assistance with the construction of a flood barrier to protect two mobile home parks from periodic flooding. The Yountville Mobile Home Park Flood Barrier Project would surround the Rancho de Napa and Gateway Mobile Home Parks in the southeast corner of the town of Yountville, California. The Town of Yountville is approximately 9 miles north of the city of Napa along State Route 29. The mobile home parks are located within the 100-year floodplain of the Napa River. The elevations of the mobile home parks range from 80 feet in the southeast corner of the Gateway Mobile Home Park to 86 feet in the northwest corner of the Rancho de Napa Mobile Home Park. They are bordered on the west by Hopper Creek and on the east by Beard Ditch. To the north and south are local drainage ditches that carry surface runoff from the mobile home parks and adjacent properties to Beard Ditch.
- Go to ResourceThe City of Ione, California, has applied FEMA for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding of a project that would involve storm drainage improvements to prevent future flood damage from overland runoff during heavy rain events. The proposed project area is located in Howard Park south of downtown Ione, California (Exhibits 1 and 2). Improving the diversion and temporary storage of floodwaters associated with overland runoff from the hills southeast of the city would alleviate localized interior flooding conditions within the city of Ione.
Draft Environmental Assessment, Emergency Group Temporary Housing Project (Rincon Baker St. Extension), Dona Ana County, New MexicoGo to ResourceAs a result of the damages from severe storms and flooding, an extraordinary demand for housing assistance exists in Dona Ana County, New Mexico. The purpose of this Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) is to fulfill FEMA’s mandate under the Individual Assistance Program to expeditiously provide temporary housing for eligible disaster victims, while considering the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. This Draft EA examines the site-specific environmental impacts associated with building a proposed FEMA group housing park.
- Go to ResourceFEMA proposed to assist in funding of flood mitigation measures in the Village of Sebewaing, Michigan. In accordance with the law and FEMA directives, an environmental assessment (EA) was prepared to assess the potential impacts of the Proposed Action on the human and natural environment. No comments from the public were received during the 30-day comment period, therefore, the EA has been finalized and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been made. This also provides public notice for work within the regulated floodplain and wetlands, in accordance with Executive Orders 11988 and 11990 and 44 CFR Part 9.12. No practicable alternatives were identified to meet the community’s needs that do not involve work in the 100-year floodplain or wetlands.