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FEMA P-259, Engineering Principles and Practices of Retrofitting Floodprone Residential Structures, Third Edition (2012)

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The 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.
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January 1, 2012
FEMA P-259 Interactive CD

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January 1, 2012
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Complete Document
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Cover, Acknowledgments, and Table of Contents
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-256 - Chapter 1. Introduction to Retrofitting
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Chapter 2. Regulatory Requirements
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Chapter 3. Parameters of Retrofitting
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Chapter 4. Determiniation of Hazards
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Chapter 5. General Design Practices
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Chapter 5D. Dry Floodproofing
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Chapter 5F. Floodwalls and Levees
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Chapter 5E. Elevation
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Chapter 5R. Relocation
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Chapter 5W. Wet Floodproofing
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Chapter 6. Case Studies
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Appendix A. Sources of FEMA Funding
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Appendix B. Understanding the FEMA Benefit-Cost Analysis Process
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Appendix C. Sample Design Calculations
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Appendix D. Alluvial Fan Flooding
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Appendix E. References
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Appendix F. Other Resources
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Appendix G. Summary of NFIP Requirements and Best Practices
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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA P-259 - Appendix H. Acronyms
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