Use these resources to identify, assess and prioritize possible risks and minimize potential losses.
Make a plan to minimizing the impact of disasters using Hazard Mitigation resources.
Tools for Hazard Resilience
Get the latest information to protect yourself from earthquakes.
Learn how to reduce the impacts from windstorms.
Access the National Risk Index data and resources.
Building Safe Spaces
Explore materials with building codes, seismic and wind design requirements and floodproofing.
FEMA’s landmark study, Building Codes Save: A Nationwide Study, shows that modern building codes lead to major reduction in property losses from natural disasters. Over a 20-year period, cities and counties with modern building codes would avoid at least $32 billion in losses from natural disasters, when compared to jurisdictions without modern building codes.
Learn how to build a hardened structure designed provide near-absolute protection in extreme weather events.
Education and Innovation for Mitigating Risk
We can build resilient communities by engaging audiences in interactive ways, such as through education, arts and experiential learning. These resources and examples can raise awareness about resilience in an accessible way.
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Dam Safety with Beaverly
FEMA has created the Dam Safety with Beaverly coloring book to help you and your children or young students learn more about dams and how to stay safe around them.
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“Safer Communities” Coloring Book Series
The “Safer Communities” coloring book series teaches children ages 4 to 7 about mitigation solutions in a fun and easily understandable way.
Each book includes:
- A short narrative about how to make homes and communities safer.
- A glossary of terms to help expand vocabulary.
- Activities that can be done with an adult.
Download the Coloring Book
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FEMA hopes parents, teachers and guardians will use this coloring book with children and students to instill a lifelong curiosity about mitigation and resilience.
Previous Books in the Series
Building Codes Activity Book
FEMA has created this activity book to help you learn more about how building codes help protect our communities against natural hazards. By using natural hazard-resistant building codes, communities are better prepared for events such as earthquakes, storms, floods, or fires. This book includes several pages of activities and learning for you to complete.
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Three Little Pigs Activity Sheet
“How the Three Little Pigs Could Have Saved Their Homes” is a short story and accompanying activity sheet intended to inform and engage children about building codes. The front side is a story following the typical structure of the Three Little Pigs, and the backside has a spot the difference activity, maze, and word search.
Download the Activity Sheet
Arts and Experiential Learning Inspiration Book
The Inspiration Book is a resource for FEMA, its partners and communities. It can help them discuss ways to build resilience through arts and experiential learning. These use sights, sounds, motions and emotions to motivate. They let us use community identity and culture to spark change in ways data alone cannot.
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Guide to Expanding Mitigation: Connecting Mitigation and Arts and Culture
The Guides to Expanding Mitigation are part of a series designed to highlight innovative and emerging partnerships for mitigation.
Download the Booklet