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FEMA P-2077 | Mitigation Assessment Team Report: Hurricane Michael in Florida

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In response to a request for technical support from the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) Joint Field Office in Florida, FEMA’s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration’s (FIMA) Building Science Branch deployed a Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) composed of numerous national, regional, state, and private sector subject matter experts to affected areas in Florida in October 2018 and early January 2019.

The MAT assessed the performance of hundreds of coastal and in-land residential properties, critical facilities, municipal and public buildings, seawalls as well as hurricane evacuation shelters and developed sixty nine  recommendations for actions that Federal, State, and local governments; the design and construction industry; building code and standards organizations and other select stakeholders can take.  These recommendations, when implemented, will help reduce injuries and mitigate building and their associated utility system damage from future natural hazard events in Florida and elsewhere (where applicable).