- Go to ResourceWhen disaster strikes, the ability of a business to return to operation depends substantially on how well that company has planned its response strategies and documented the steps required to getting back to business at its various locations. To accomplish this, some larger companies employ professionals in risk assessment, disaster response, and business recovery planning. Modeling scenarios such as those found in HAZUS-MH can help managers ensure that employees can get home, or back to work, after an earthquake or other catastrophe.
- Go to ResourceRegardless of when they form and the geographic location they hit, hurricanes leave a path of destruction for everyone to repair. In situations like these, the only thing we can do is make sure we prepare for the hurricane before it arrives. Use this checklist as a guide to aid you and your family in preparing for upcoming hurricanes.
Incorporating Information from Comprehensive Hurricane Evacuation and Property Loss Studies into Community Emergency Plans and ProgramsGo to ResourceThis document combines lessons learned from the design and implementation of hurricane response plans from across many regions. The document outlines procedures that have worked as designed and others that have not been as successful in preventing losses to life and property.
- Go to ResourceWith 16 Federal agency members, the National Response Team (NRT) is the primary national contingency planning, policy, and coordination organization for oil and hazardous substances response. Rather than directly participating in a response the NRT manages a National Response System (NRS), which facilitates our ability nationally to respond effectively and efficiently to oil discharges; releases of hazardous substances, pollutants and contaminants; and to a lesser extent, radiological substances, Whether accidental or deliberate. The NRS provides a framework for coordination among Federal, State and local responders and responsible parties to respond effictively to the kinds of discharges and releases just described and includes four levels of contingency planning that guide response efforts.
Partners in Earthquake Mitigation: The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Report To Congress Fiscal Years 1999 and 2000Go to ResourceThis report describes the progress of the NEHRP agencies and their partners in Fiscal Years (FY) 1999 and 2000 in mitigating earthquake losses through basic and directed research and implementation activities in the fields of earthquake science and engineering.
- Go to ResourceThis guide is intended to help community officials decide how to integrate the 2003 edition of the International Codes (I-Codes) into their current floodplain development and regulatory processes in order to meet the requirements to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Careful attention is required to ensure that all requirements of the NFIP are addressed by communities through both building codes and other ordinances or regulations. Adoption of one or more of the I-Codes, by themselves, does not necessarily meet those requirements. This guide is not intended as an endorsement of any specific approach for achieving effective management of flood hazards, nor does it explain the NFIP requirements and how to administer them. This publication is available in hardcopy for a modest fee (www.iccsafe.org).
- Go to ResourceThis report presents a historical overview of the need for and development of a national flood hazard reduction program and a standard for implementing that program. The findings of the review of the 100-year base flood standard and E.O. 11988, are presented along with FEMA's conclusions and recommendations based upon that review.
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This newsletter contains some helpful information on how to better prepare and protect your family and property from the ravages of a hurricane.
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The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Floodproofing Certificate is the form to be used to certify a floodproofing design for non-residential buildings that are permitted as an alternative to elevating to or above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE).
- Go to ResourceThis form is for community relations staff to receive credentials as managers, officers, administrators or other staff so as to assist in disaster response and recovery operations.