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Earthquake Publications: Community Planning & Policy

Below are links to the FEMA Library records for earthquake publications of interest to decision makers and planners involved in developing, approving and implementing earthquake- or disaster-related policies in the public and private sectors. Following the publications are links to several tools of use to this audience.

Many of the publications are highlighted in the Catalog of FEMA Building Science Branch Publications and Training Courses. Looking for additional publications? Visit the Index of Earthquake Publications.

Earthquake-Resistant Design Concepts: An Introduction to the NEHRP Recommended Seismic Provisions for New Buildings and Other StructuresFEMA P-749
Promoting Seismic Safety: Guidance for AdvocatesFEMA 474
Seismic Considerations for Communities at RiskFEMA 83
Seismic Retrofit Guidelines for Detached, Single-Family, Wood-Frame DwellingsFEMA P-50-1
Simplified Seismic Assessment of Detached, Single-Family, Wood-Frame DwellingsFEMA P-50
Unreinforced Masonry Buildings and Earthquakes: Developing Successful Risk Reduction ProgramsFEMA P-774

Hazus® Estimated Annualized Earthquake Losses for the United States

FEMA P-366
Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard SafetyFEMA P-1000

Post-disaster Building Safety Evaluation Guidance

FEMA P-2055
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12/09/2019 - 09:17