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FEMA P-361, Safe Rooms for Tornadoes and Hurricanes: Guidance for Community and Residential Safe Rooms, Third Edition (2015)

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This publication presents important information about the design and construction of community and residential safe rooms that will provide protection during tornado and hurricane events. The third edition of FEMA P-361 presents updated and refined criteria for safe rooms compared to the second edition’s 2008 criteria. This edition also features clarified guidance and revised commentary to reflect 6 more years of post-damage assessments and lessons learned, including those based on many safe rooms directly impacted by tornadoes.

For additional information visit: https://www.fema.gov/fema-p-361-safe-rooms-tornadoes-and-hurricanes-guidance-community-and-residential-safe-rooms.

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FEMA P-361, Safe Rooms for Tornadoes and Hurricanes: Guidance for Community and Residential Safe Rooms (Hardcopy)
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    Publication Number: 
    FEMA P-361
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    FEMA Distribution Center

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March 31, 2015
FEMA P-361, Safe Rooms for Tornadoes and Hurricanes: Guidance for Community and Residential Safe Rooms (CD)
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    FEMA Distribution Center

    You can order this item from the FEMA Distribution Center. Download the Order Form and provide the resource title, FEMA publication ID #, quantity of each publication requesting, along with your name, address, zip code, and daytime phone #. Note: Some resources might have restrictions on the quantity allowed per order, per customer. Also, please review if the resource is currently backordered.

    You can order hardcopies by emailing, calling or faxing the FEMA Distribution Center using the Order Form

    Work hours for phone orders are M-F: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

    Contact Phone Number: 
    (800) 480-2520
    Fax Number: 
    (240) 699-0525
March 18, 2015