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Mitigation Assessment Team Program

For more than 30 years, the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) Program has been drawing on the combined resources of a federal, state, local, and private sector partnership. The MAT Program allows FEMA to assemble and quickly deploy teams of investigators. These investigators evaluate the performance of buildings and related infrastructure in response to the effects of natural and man-made hazards. The teams conduct field investigations at disaster sites; work closely with local and state officials to develop recommendations for improvements in building design and construction; and develop recommendations concerning code development and enforcement, and mitigation activities that will lead to greater resistance to hazard events.

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Timeline from 1993 to 2019 noting the year publications were released.

FEMA publishes the observations and recommendations of a Mitigation Assessment Team in reports. The award-winning MAT Program, operated by a consulting engineering firm under contract to FEMA, has been covered by the national media and featured in numerous technical and professional journals.

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The resources below have been developed by the Building Science Branch of FEMA's Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration. They cover natural and man-made hazards.

FEMA P-2054 - Mitigation Assessment Team Compendium Report - 2017 Hurricane Season

FEMA P-2022- Hurricane Harvey in Texas

FEMA P-2020 - Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico

FEMA P-2021 - Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands

FEMA P-2023 - Hurricane Irma in Florida

RA 4 - Flood Protection and Elevation of Building Utilities

RA 3 - Flood Protection for Critical and Essential Facilities

RA 5 - Flood Protection for Backup and Emergency Power Fuel Systems

RA 2 - Elevating Residential Structures within Special Flood Hazard Areas

RA 1 - Elevating Floodprone Buildings Above Minimum NFIP Requirements

RA 1- Successfully Retrofitting Buildings for Wind Resistance

RA 2- Best Practices for Minimizing Wind and Water Infiltration Damage

FEMA P-2077 - Hurricane Michael in Florida

FEMA Building Science Resources to Assist with Reconstruction After a Hurricane | Spanish

FEMA Building Science Resources to Assist with Reconstruction After a Hurricane

RA8. Reconstructing Non-Residential Buildings After a Tornado

RA 6. Critical Facilities Located in Tornado-Prone Regions: Recommendations for Architects and Engineers

Building Science Support and Code Changes Aiding Sandy Recovery

Tornado: Moore, Oklahoma, May 20, 2013

Hurricane Recovery Issue Paper Guidance for Turning the Power Back On (Spanish)

Hurricane Recovery Issue Paper Guidance for Turning the Power Back On

FEMA Building Science Resources to Assist with Reconstruction After a Hurricane | Spanish

RA 4. Safe Rooms and Refuge Areas in the Home

RA2. Safe Rooms: Selecting Design Criteria

RA 3. Residential Sheltering: In-Residence and Stand-Alone Safe Rooms

RA 1. Tornado Risks and Hazards in the Southeastern United States

RA7. Rebuilding and Repairing Your Home After a Tornado

RA5. Critical Facilities Located in Tornado-Prone Regions: Recommendations for Facility Owners

RA8. Reconstructing Non-Residential Buildings After a Tornado

RA 6. Critical Facilities Located in Tornado-Prone Regions: Recommendations for Architects and Engineers

Mississippi Tornado Outbreak, April 23rd-24th Pre-Mitigation Assessment Team Report

In response to the April 23rd–April 24th, 2010 tornado outbreak in Mississippi, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed a Pre-Mitigation Assessment Team (PMAT) to survey the general structural damage and the performance of the residential and community safe rooms located along the path of the Tallulah-Yazoo City-Durant tornado. Tornado classification, building damage, building performance, and safe room information was collected through investigative site visits and surveys by the PMAT. These investigations allowed the Team to capture important observations, lessons learned, and recommendations regarding the performance of FEMA-funded residential safe rooms impacted by tornadic winds and debris that had been constructed in accordance with FEMA 320, FEMA-funded community safe rooms impacted by tornadic winds and debris that had been constructed in accordance with FEMA 361, and community safe room operations plans.

Mississippi Tornado Outbreak, April 23rd-24th Pre-Mitigation Assessment Team Report (Text Version)

FEMA P-765, Midwest Floods of 2008 in Iowa and Wisconsin

In response to the 2008 Midwest floods, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed a Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) to evaluate and assess the damages caused by the riverine flooding in Iowa and southern Wisconsin. This report documents the MAT’s observations, conclusions, and recommendations on the performance of buildings and other structures impacted by the flooding. The MAT included FEMA Headquarters and Regional Office staff, representatives from other federal agencies and academia, and experts from the design and construction industry. The conclusions and recommendations in this report are intended to provide decision-makers with information and technical guidance that can be used to reduce future flood damage. A PowerPoint presentation and the document are supplied in PDF format.

FEMA P-765 Power Point Presentation

A Power Point presentation and the document are supplied in PDF format.

FEMA P-550, Recommended Residential Construction for Coastal Areas: Building on Strong and Safe Foundations

Every storm has shown that, while good design and construction cannot completely eliminate risk, they can significantly reduce the risk to life and damage to property. This design manual provides recommended designs and guidance for rebuilding homes destroyed by hurricanes in the Gulf Coast. The manual also provides guidance in designing and building less vulnerable new homes that reduce the risk to life and property. To keep pace with developing codes and standards and to improve its guidance, FEMA is issuing this Second Edition of FEMA 550. The Second Edition of FEMA 550 contains a new foundation style Case H, which incorporates an elevated concrete beam for improved structural efficiency. The Second Edition of FEMA 550 has also been updated for consistency with the 2006 and 2009 editions of the IRC and IBC, and the 2005 Edition of ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.

FEMA P-757, Hurricane Ike in Texas and Louisiana: Mitigation Assessment Team Report, Building Performance Observations, Recommendations, and Technical Guidance

In response to Hurricane Ike, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed a Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) to evaluate and assess damage from the hurricane and provide observations, conclusions, and recommendations on the performance of buildings and other structures impacted by wind and flood forces. The MAT included FEMA Headquarters and Regional Office engineers, representatives from other Federal agencies and academia, and experts from the design and construction industry. The conclusions and recommendations of this report are intended to provide decision-makers with information and technical guidance that can be used to reduce future hurricane damage.

FEMA P-757, Hurricane Ike in Texas and Louisiana: Mitigation Assessment Team Report, Building Performance Observations, Recommendations, and Technical Guidance (Text Version)

In response to Hurricane Ike, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed a Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) to evaluate and assess damage from the hurricane and provide observations, conclusions, and recommendations on the performance of buildings and other structures impacted by wind and flood forces. The MAT included FEMA Headquarters and Regional Office engineers, representatives from other Federal agencies and academia, and experts from the design and construction industry. The conclusions and recommendations of this Report are intended to provide decision-makers with information and technical guidance that can be used to reduce future hurricane damage.

Hurricane Ike Recovery Advisories

These 8 Recovery Advisories are part of the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) report for Hurricane Ike (2008) in Texas and Louisiana.

Hurricane Ike Recovery Advisories (Text Version)

These 8 Recovery Advisories are part of the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) report for Hurricane Ike (2008) in Texas and Louisiana.

2008 Midwest Floods Recovery Advisories

These three Recovery Advisories are part of the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) report for Midwest Floods of 2008 in Iowa and Wisconsin. They deal with design considerations for improving critical facility functionality during flood events, and considerations for rebuilding your flood-damaged house.

2008 Midwest Flood Recovery Advisories (Text Version)

These three Recovery Advisories are part of the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) report for Midwest Floods of 2008 in Iowa and Wisconsin. They deal with design considerations for improving critical facility functionality during flood events, and considerations for rebuilding your flood-damaged house.

2007 Tornadoes in Florida Recovery Advisories

The following 2007 Recovery Advisories provide information about tornado risk, sheltering from tornadoes, and improving manufactured homes against damage from high winds.

2007 Tornadoes in Florida Recovery Advisories (Text Version)

The following 2007 Recovery Advisories provide information about tornado risk, sheltering from tornadoes, and improving manufactured homes against damage from high winds.

2007 Tornadoes in Kansas Recovery Advisories

The purpose of these three Tornado Recovery Advisory (RAs) is to provide information about tornado risks and hazards, storm shelter design criteria, and residential sheltering from tornadoes.

2007 Tornadoes in Kansas Recovery Advisories (Text Version)

The purpose of these three Tornado Recovery Advisory (RAs) is to provide information about tornado risks and hazards, storm shelter design criteria, and residential sheltering from tornadoes.

FEMA 490, Mitigation Assessment Team Report: Summary Report on Building Performance 2004 Hurricane Season

The purpose of this document is to summarize the observations, conclusions, and recommendations that were obtained during post-disaster assessments sponsored by the FEMA Mitigation Division in response to Florida 2004 hurricane season. More than ten rapid response teams and two Mitigation Assessment Teams (MATs) were deployed to document observations and provide recommendations. The rapid response data collection teams focused on coastal high water marks, inland wind effects, residential and commercial building performance, critical and essential facility performance, and mitigation program effectiveness. The MATs assessed damage to the built environment and relied on the perishable data, such as high water marks, collected by the rapid response teams to quantify flood and wind effects of the hurricanes.

FEMA 490, Mitigation Assessment Team Report: Summary Report on Building Performance 2004 Hurricane Season (Text Version)

The purpose of this document is to summarize the observations, conclusions, and recommendations that were obtained during post-disaster assessments sponsored by the FEMA Mitigation Division in response to Florida 2004 hurricane season. More than ten rapid response teams and two Mitigation Assessment Teams (MATs) were deployed to document observations and provide recommendations. The rapid response data collection teams focused on coastal high water marks, inland wind effects, residential and commercial building performance, critical and essential facility performance, and mitigation program effectiveness. The MATs assessed damage to the built environment and relied on the perishable data, such as high water marks, collected by the rapid response teams to quantify flood and wind effects of the hurricanes.

Hurricane Katrina Recovery Advisories

These eight hurricane recovery advisories are part of the Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast: Mitigation Assessment Team Report, Building Performance Observations, Recommendations, and Technical Guidance (FEMA 549).

Hurricane Katrina Recovery Advisories (Text Version)

These eight hurricane recovery advisories are part of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast: Mitigation Assessment Team Report, Building Performance Observations, Recommendations, and Technical Guidance (FEMA 549).

FEMA 549, Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast: Mitigation Assessment Team Report, Building Performance Observations, Recommendations, and Technical Guidance

In response to Hurricane Katrina, FEMA deployed a Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) to evaluate and assess damage from the hurricane and provide observations, conclusions, and recommendations on the performance of buildings and other structures impacted by wind and flood forces. The conclusions and recommendations of the report provide decision-makers with information and technical guidance that can be used to reduce future hurricane damage.