- Go to ResourceA list of major selling points of the NFIP that insurance agents can use to encourage homeowners to participate in the NFIP.
- Go to ResourceThis brochure gives a basic rundown of flood insurance describing statistical information on the likelihood of a flood, the benefits of flood insurance against disaster assistance, and how to further protect your family, home and financial future.
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This National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) brochure shows ten important facts about the benefits of insuring your home against flood damages.
- Go to ResourceThis report sets forth a conceptual framework and identifies strategies fundamental to implementing a balanced approach to floodplain management. The report was prepared by a task force of Federal agencies and submitted by the President to Congress.
- Go to ResourceReduction of flood losses depends on mitigation activities by a variety of those involved in the use of water and land resources. This responsibility falls to a large extent on those who design the built environment, since damage to buildings and their contents is the most common source of monetary loss in a flood disaster.
FEMA 156, Typical Costs for Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings. Volume 1: Summary. Second EditionGo to ResourceThis publication provides a methodology to estimate the costs of seismic rehabilitation projects at various locations in the United States. This edition is based on a sample of almost 2,100 projects, with data collected using a standard protocol, strict quality control verification, and a reliability rating. A sophisticated statistical methodology applied to this database yields cost estimates of increasing quality and reliability as more and more detailed information on the building inventory is used in the estimation process. Guidance is also provided to calculate the range of uncertainty associated with this process.
FEMA 157, Typical Costs for Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings. Volume 2: Supporting Documentation. Second EditionGo to ResourceThis document is a companion volume to FEMA 156. The document provides an in-depth discussion of the approaches and methodology that were used in developing the second edition of FEMA 156.
- Go to ResourceThis teacher’s package for grades K-6 provides ready-to-use, hands-on activities for students and teachers on the science of earthquakes and earthquake safety. This edition contains assessments throughout the units, matrices linking activities to the National Science Education Standards, and a new glossary. Four of the five units are divided into levels by grades: Level 1, for grades K-2; Level 2, for grades 3-4; and Level 3, for grades 5-6. The lessons introduce how earthquakes are defined, why and where earthquakes occur, the physical results of earthquakes, and how earthquakes are measured. The fifth and final unit addresses earthquake safety and survival and includes activities for students in all grades K-6. At the end of each unit, ready-toreproduce masters are provided for classroom use.
- Go to ResourceThis publication is an evaluation of floodplain management activities conducted by the Federal Interagency Floodplain Management Task Force to report to the public and Congress on progress toward implementation of "A Unified National Program for Floodplain Management."
FEMA 202, Earthquake Resistant Construction of Electric Transmission and Telecommunication Facilities Serving the Federal GovernmentGo to ResourceThis report summarizes a National Institute of Standards and Technology study that reviewed measures implemented by federal agencies to protect electric power transmission and telecommunication lifelines against seismic hazards. The report examines the seismic vulnerability of these lifelines and discusses current standards and design criteria. Seismic retrofitting techniques for components and systems are reviewed, including the benefits of retrofitting versus gradual replacement. A summary of federal practices in the design of new facilities and the retrofit of existing facilities is included.
- Go to ResourceThis publication provides guidance on how to properly determine if a building is substantially damaged in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Program regulations.
FEMA 221, Collocation Impacts on the Vulnerability of Lifelines during Earthquakes with Applications to the Cajon Pass, California: Study OverviewGo to ResourceThis report summarizes a study of lifeline systems located along the Cajon Pass in southern California. The study included analyses of communication lifelines, electric power lifelines, fuel pipelines, and transportation lifelines. The report evaluates how collocation may influence each lifeline’s seismic vulnerability. A brief description of the screening tool developed during the study is provided.
Earthquake Resistant Construction of Gas and Liquid Fuel Pipeline Systems Serving or Regulated by the Federal GovernmentGo to ResourceThis report summarizes the vulnerability of gas and liquid fuel pipeline systems to damage in past earthquakes. The report lists the available standards and technologies that can protect such facilities against earthquake damage. An overview of measures taken by various federal agencies to protect pipeline systems is presented. The appendix presents summaries of statements made by representatives of federal agencies and other organizations contacted during the study.
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This brochure discusses some things homeowners can do to before the next hurricane strikes. Including improvements or temporary wind protection. It is important that these projects are completed before a hurricane threatens.
- Go to ResourceThis report is the summary of a comprehensive survey conducted to identify studies relevant to earthquake loss estimation, an evaluation of selected studies to determine their potential as components of a standardized methodology, the identification of gaps in the methodology components, and the development of recommendations for filling identified gaps.
- Go to ResourceThis publication documents the broad range of non-structural mitigation activities undertaken nationwide in communities exposed to coastal flooding and erosion.
FEMA P-259, Engineering Principles and Practices of Retrofitting Floodprone Residential Structures, Third Edition (2012)Go to ResourceThe third edition of this document is intended to further aid homeowners in selecting and successfully executing a flood retrofit on their home. Engineering design and economic guidance on what constitutes feasible and cost-effective retrofitting measures for flood-prone residential and non-residential structures are presented. Elevation, relocation, dry floodproofing, wet floodproofing, and the use of levees and floodwalls to mitigate flood hazards are discussed. This edition was updated to be more user-friendly and concise, the overall length of the publication has been shortened.
- Go to ResourceThis guide assists states, state coalitions, and local governments in creating, developing, and nurturing seismic safety advisory boards. The guide provides information on board operations, including staffing and funding a board, and guidelines for strategic planning and developing a model seismic risk management program to measure progress. The appendices include model executive orders, enabling legislation, staff duty descriptions, workshop designs, and workshop rosters; examples of an interstate compact, articles of incorporation, and corporate bylaws; a list of existing seismic safety advisory boards; and a lexicon of terms.