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Risk Management

Use these resources to identify, assess and prioritize possible risks and minimize potential losses.

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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.

Resources for training, grants and data.

Access tools to assist in hurricane evacuation planning and response.

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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“Safer Communities” Coloring Book Series

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My Safe Yard coloring book front page

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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Descargue el Cuaderno de colorear

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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

Arts and Experiential Learning Inspiration Book

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Inspiration Book: Arts and Experiential Learning

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

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The Guides to Expanding Mitigation are part of a series designed to highlight innovative and emerging partnerships for mitigation. 

Download the Booklet

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