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FEMA 339, Building Performance Assessment Team (BPAT) Report - Hurricane Georges in Puerto Rico

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This report presents FEMA's Building Performance Assessment Team's (BPAT) observations on the success and failure of buildings in Puerto Rico in withstanding the wind and flood forces generated by Hurricane Georges. In addition, the seismic resistance of some of the buildings observed was assessed. Recommendations to improve building performance in future natural disasters and mitigation success stories in Puerto Rico are included.

A Power Point presentation of the MAT report can be downloaded, in PDF format, by going to http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=6143.

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FEMA 339 - Building Performance Assessment Team (BPAT) Report - Hurricane Georges in Puerto Rico (Hardcopy)
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