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  • Technical Bulletin 11, Crawlspace Construction for Buildings Located in Special Flood Hazard Areas (2001)

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    Provides interim guidance on minimum NFIP requirements as well as best practices for crawlspace construction in the Special Flood Hazard Area.
  • Flood: Are You Protected From the Next Disaster

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    This guide explains that flood insurance is available to protect homes and businesses and their contents in communities that participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
  • Floodplain Management Bulletin on the Elevation Certificate

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    This bulletin is primarily intended to assist local floodplain management officials with responsibility for administering the community floodplain management ordinance and to assist land surveyors, architects, and engineers who are authorized by law to certify elevation information on the Elevation Certificate. Insurance professionals who use the Elevation Certificate for insurance rating purposes may also find this bulletin useful. The information contained in this Floodplain Management Bulletin is not intended to replace the Instructions section of the Elevation Certificate, but to supplement them.
  • FEMA 403, World Trade Center Building Performance Study (2002)

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    This report presents observations, findings, and recommendations regarding the performance of buildings affected by the September 11 attacks on the WTC towers in New York City. The report also describes the structural and fire protection features of the affected buildings and their performance in response to the terrorist attacks. All PDF files have been made accessible for screen readers with the exception of Appendix D, which contains a spreadsheet that cannot be made accessible. A presentation is also supplied in PDF format.
  • Your Homeowner Insurance Doesn't Cover Floods. . . .

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    This publication warns homeowners that most homeowners' insurance policies do not cover floods. It also explains that Federal disaster assistance cannot be relied on for flood events because most floods are not nationally declared disasters. Only Federal Flood Insurance reimburses homeowners for flood damage to property.

  • Assess Your Risk Poster (2001)

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    This poster provides information on the risk of high-wind damages. The poster shows a map of the U.S. with the four wind zones and the expected highest winds each zone can expect. The Fujita scale (used to measure the severity of tornado activity) is shown along with the suggestion to mitigate against wind damage using a safe room or other shelter. This poster is available in 2 versions - "original" and "economy". The "economy" version was created to minimize ink usage during in-house printing. The poster is also available as a handout.
  • Building Your Safe Room (2001)

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    This poster provides information on safe room design. A safe room is a shelter that can be used in the event of severe winds that can cause damage to property and people. Three different cross-section layouts of safe rooms are shown, and the reader is directed to FEMA publications that explain safe room design in further detail. This poster is available in 2 versions - "original" and "economy". The "economy" version was created to minimize ink usage during in-house printing. The poster is also available as a 8.5x11 handout.

  • Safe Room Doors and Hardware (2001)

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    This poster provides information on design for safe room doors. Since the door to the room can be the weakest portion, selecting and properly installing a door strong enough to withstand heavy impacts and winds is crucial for the safe room to be a true shelter. This poster is available in 2 versions - "original" and "economy". The "economy" version was created to minimize ink usage during in-house printing. The poster is also available as a handout.
  • Safe Room Emergency Planning and Emergency Supply Kit (2001)

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    This poster provides information on planning for a disaster by creating a disaster plan and having a supply kit ready in case of emergency, either located inside a shelter or easily accessible in the event of an emergency. The poster also lists items that should be included in an emergency supply kit. This poster is available in 2 versions - "original" and "economy". The "economy" version was created to minimize ink usage during in-house printing. This poster is also available as a handout.

  • Safe Room Background and History (2001)

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    This poster provides the history of the safe room program, from the initial conceptual phase to the current implementation phase. The poster describes how safe rooms were first concieved, tested and designed and how these concepts, tests and designs have been updated with the advances in technology. This poster is available in 2 versions - "original" and "economy". The "economy" version was created to minimize ink usage during in-house printing. This poster is also available as a handout.

  • Safe Room: Partners in Progress (2001)

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    This poster presents an overview of collaborations among and between Federal, State and local agencies working to encourage, promote and provide safe rooms and safe room planning. From workshops and design guides to grants and contractors, these partnerships make safe rooms accessible, affordable and above all, dependable. This poster is available in 2 versions - "original" and "economy". The "economy" version was created to minimize ink usage during in-house printing. This poster is also available as a handout.
  • Safe Room Resources (2001)

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    This poster lists three FEMA publications related to safe rooms. The first, FEMA P-320, describes how to build a safe room within an existing house. The second, FEMA P-361, is a design guide for architects and engineers. The third, FEMA P-431, is a guide for selecting appropriate areas within a building to build a safe room. This poster is available in 2 versions - "original" and "economy". The "economy" version was created to minimize ink usage during in-house printing. This poster is also available as a handout.

  • Safe Room Sponsors (2001)

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    This poster lists the sponsors for the Safe Room Display Series project, along with the products the company produces and the location of the company. This poster is available in 2 versions - "original" and "economy". The "economy" version was created to minimize ink usage during in-house printing.

  • Dam Safety and Security in the United States

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    The Years 2002 and 2003 have been marked by significant accomplishments in national dam safety and security. Many of the accomplishments are the results of strategies and initiatives envisioned or implemented in 1998 and 1999, the first 2 years of National Dam Safety Program funding. Under the leadership of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), state assistance funds have enabled all participating states to better their programs through increased inspections, emergency action planning, and the purchase of needed equipment. There is now a national research program in dam safety that is focusing on priorities, producing products for both the layperson and the expert, and developing technological tools that drive data collection and analysis toward a better understanding of risk and remediation needs. These and other accomplishments in 2002 and 2003 are described in this publication.
  • National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System Coordinator's Manual

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    The Community Rating System (CRS) is part of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Communities that go beyond the minimum standards for floodplain management can receive discounts up to 45% off flood insurance premiums for their policyholders by following the provisions of CRS. This manual explains the program and gives details on the eligible activities.
  • Tsunami! The Great Waves of the West Coast

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    This brochure aimed at children, gives information on Tsunamis.
  • Retrofitting Flood Prone Residential Structures

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    This brochure is a companion to the fema publication of the same title (FEMA 114) and summarizes it.
  • Establishing Programs and Priorities for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings: Supporting Report

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    This publication is a supporting report to Establishing Programs and Priorities for the Seismic Rehabilitation of Buildings: Handbook (FEMA 174). It includes additional information and commentary, annotated bibliographies, and reproductions of selected laws and ordinances that are summarized in FEMA 174.
  • FEMA 225, Inventory of Lifelines in the Cajon Pass, California

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    This report provides an inventory of the major lifeline systems in the Cajon Pass. The report describes the earthquake and geologic analysis tools available to identify and define the level of seismic risk to those lifelines. The vulnerabilities occurring from the siting of multiple lifeline systems in confined and at risk areas due to their interactions from natural and manmade disasters are evaluated. Potential mitigation techniques for communication lifelines, electrical power lifelines, fuel pipelines, and transportation lifelines are identified. Detailed maps indicate lifeline locations. The report also discusses seismic hazards and predictive models for evaluating the damage potentials associated with the various seismic hazards.
  • Tsunami! The Great Waves in Alaska

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    This brochure gives information on Tsunamis in Alaska.

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