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- Go to ResourceThis guidebook provides some of the “best practices” of those who have promoted disaster-resistance efforts throughout the country. This publication provides a step-by-step guide on how to document disaster-resistance efforts, offers guidance for developing story leads, researching and documenting projects, and creating and promoting a finished product. If you’ve never told a disaster-resistance story, we hope you’ll use this guide as a starting point. If you’re already promoting disaster-resistance efforts, we hope this book will add to what you already know... and can pass on to others.
- Go to ResourceEvery year, disasters put millions of Americans in danger and destroy billions of dollars worth of property. But every year, all year, FEMA is on the job — helping communities reduce their risk, helping emergency officials prepare for any hazard or helping people get back on their feet after their lives are disrupted by a disaster. FEMA’s mission is to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all potential disasters and to manage the federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident — whether natural or man-made.
- Go to ResourceThis brochure briefly explains that the Coastal Construction manual provides a comprehensive approach to sensible development in coastal areas based on guidance from over 200 experts in building science, coastal hazard mitigation, and building codes and regulatory requirements.
- Go to ResourceThis guide provides step-by-step advice to organizations on how to create and maintain a comprehensive emergency management program.
- Go to ResourceThis brochure presents a brief overview of the information in FEMA P-312, Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting using photographs and illustrations.
- Go to ResourceThis is a training document designed to assist agencies with the implementation of Executive Order 11988.
- Go to ResourceThis guide describes the data and procedures for computing floodflow- frequency curves where systematic stream gaging records are of sufficient length (at least 10 years) to warrant statistical analysis as a basis for determination. The procedures do not cover watersheds where floodflows are appreciably altered by reservoir regulation or where the possibility of unusual events, such as dam failures, must be considered. The guide was specifically developed for the treatment of annual flood peak discharge.
- Go to ResourceThis document has several objectives, one of which is to expand NRT-1 and the Technical Guidance on Hazards Analysis document by including information on explosive, flammable, reactive and otherwise dangerous chemicals.
- Go to ResourceThis document serves as a guidance companion to the HM-EEM document. These two documents together provide guidance and forms for conducting evaluations of hazardous materials preparedness plans and exercises.
Building Partnerships to Reduce Hazard Risks: Tips for Community Officials, Colleges and UniversitiesGo to ResourceThis brochure illustrates how partnerships between institutions of higher learning and State and local governments can benefit students, constituents and the public by pooling resources and information.