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Information and Guidance on Building Safer

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Substantially Damaged Buildings

Coastal Construction Information

  • Home Builder's Guide to Coastal Construction Fact Sheets 
    (FEMA P-499)
    A series of 37 fact sheets that provide detailed technical guidance on how to build safer in coastal areas. Topics include Moisture Barrier Systems, Asphalt Shingle Roofing for High Wind Areas; Foundation Walls, Lowest Floor Elevation.
  • Coastal Construction Manual  
    (FEMA P-55)
    Provides detailed, technical guidance on how to build in coastal areas.

Floodproofing Measures


Shelter Construction Information

Technical Information

Find several technical bulletins that provide guidance concerning the building performance standards of the NFIP.

 You can download these and other publications from the FEMA Library, or order a copy from the FEMA Distribution Center. To order publications please call 1-800-480-2520 or fax 1-240-699-0525 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST. You may also email your request to Please provide the title, item number, short number, and quantity of each publication, along with your name, address, zip code, and daytime telephone number.    

Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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