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  • Community Relations Disaster Mentoring Review

    This form enables FEMA staff to evaluate local disaster response team members and provide feedback to community relations officials.
  • Storm Alert! Hurricane Preparedness for Nursing Homes

    This video highlights the steps needed to prevent loss of life and property in nursing homes in the event of a hurricane.
  • NFIP: Things You Should Know About Flood Insurance

    This brochure gives a basic rundown of flood insurance describing statistical information on the likelihood of a flood, the benefits of flood insurance against disaster assistance, and how to further protect your family, home and financial future.
  • Top 10 Facts Every Consumer needs to know about the NFIP

    This National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) brochure shows ten important facts about the benefits of insuring your home against flood damages.

  • Unified National Program for Floodplain Management

    This report sets forth a conceptual framework and identifies strategies fundamental to implementing a balanced approach to floodplain management. The report was prepared by a task force of Federal agencies and submitted by the President to Congress.
  • FEMA 156, Typical Costs for Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings. Volume 1: Summary. Second Edition

    This publication provides a methodology to estimate the costs of seismic rehabilitation projects at various locations in the United States. This edition is based on a sample of almost 2,100 projects, with data collected using a standard protocol, strict quality control verification, and a reliability rating. A sophisticated statistical methodology applied to this database yields cost estimates of increasing quality and reliability as more and more detailed information on the building inventory is used in the estimation process. Guidance is also provided to calculate the range of uncertainty associated with this process.
  • FEMA 157, Typical Costs for Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings. Volume 2: Supporting Documentation. Second Edition

    This document is a companion volume to FEMA 156. The document provides an in-depth discussion of the approaches and methodology that were used in developing the second edition of FEMA 156.
  • FEMA 159, Tremor Troop: Earthquakes – A Teacher's Package for K-6. Revised Edition

    This teacher’s package for grades K-6 provides ready-to-use, hands-on activities for students and teachers on the science of earthquakes and earthquake safety. This edition contains assessments throughout the units, matrices linking activities to the National Science Education Standards, and a new glossary. Four of the five units are divided into levels by grades: Level 1, for grades K-2; Level 2, for grades 3-4; and Level 3, for grades 5-6. The lessons introduce how earthquakes are defined, why and where earthquakes occur, the physical results of earthquakes, and how earthquakes are measured. The fifth and final unit addresses earthquake safety and survival and includes activities for students in all grades K-6. At the end of each unit, ready-toreproduce masters are provided for classroom use.
  • Alluvial Fans: Hazards and Management

    This publication provides information on the risks of alluvial fan flooding.
  • Floodplain Management in the United States: Assessment Report, Volume 2: Full Report

    This publication is an evaluation of floodplain management activities conducted by the Federal Interagency Floodplain Management Task Force to report to the public and Congress on progress toward implementation of "A Unified National Program for Floodplain Management."
  • FEMA 202, Earthquake Resistant Construction of Electric Transmission and Telecommunication Facilities Serving the Federal Government

    This report summarizes a National Institute of Standards and Technology study that reviewed measures implemented by federal agencies to protect electric power transmission and telecommunication lifelines against seismic hazards. The report examines the seismic vulnerability of these lifelines and discusses current standards and design criteria. Seismic retrofitting techniques for components and systems are reviewed, including the benefits of retrofitting versus gradual replacement. A summary of federal practices in the design of new facilities and the retrofit of existing facilities is included.
  • FEMA 213, Answers to Questions About Substantially Damaged Buildings (1991)

    This publication provides guidance on how to properly determine if a building is substantially damaged in accordance with the National Flood Insurance Program regulations.

    This document has been superseeded by the 2018 version available HERE.

  • FEMA 221, Collocation Impacts on the Vulnerability of Lifelines during Earthquakes with Applications to the Cajon Pass, California: Study Overview

    This report summarizes a study of lifeline systems located along the Cajon Pass in southern California. The study included analyses of communication lifelines, electric power lifelines, fuel pipelines, and transportation lifelines. The report evaluates how collocation may influence each lifeline’s seismic vulnerability. A brief description of the screening tool developed during the study is provided.
  • Earthquake Resistant Construction of Gas and Liquid Fuel Pipeline Systems Serving or Regulated by the Federal Government

    This report summarizes the vulnerability of gas and liquid fuel pipeline systems to damage in past earthquakes. The report lists the available standards and technologies that can protect such facilities against earthquake damage. An overview of measures taken by various federal agencies to protect pipeline systems is presented. The appendix presents summaries of statements made by representatives of federal agencies and other organizations contacted during the study.
  • Disaster Preparedness Coloring Book

    This coloring book is designed for adults and children to work together to learn about fire, earthquakes, floods, tornados and other disasters, as well as how to protect themselves all while having fun coloring.
  • FEMA 257, Mitigation of Flood and Erosion Damage to Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas (1994)

    This publication documents the broad range of non-structural mitigation activities undertaken nationwide in communities exposed to coastal flooding and erosion.
  • FEMA P-259, Engineering Principles and Practices of Retrofitting Floodprone Residential Structures, Third Edition (2012)

    The third edition of this document is intended to further aid homeowners in selecting and successfully executing a flood retrofit on their home. Engineering design and economic guidance on what constitutes feasible and cost-effective retrofitting measures for flood-prone residential and non-residential structures are presented. Elevation, relocation, dry floodproofing, wet floodproofing, and the use of levees and floodwalls to mitigate flood hazards are discussed. This edition was updated to be more user-friendly and concise, the overall length of the publication has been shortened.
  • Creating a Seismic Safety Advisory Board: A Guide to Earthquake Risk Management

    This guide assists states, state coalitions, and local governments in creating, developing, and nurturing seismic safety advisory boards. The guide provides information on board operations, including staffing and funding a board, and guidelines for strategic planning and developing a model seismic risk management program to measure progress. The appendices include model executive orders, enabling legislation, staff duty descriptions, workshop designs, and workshop rosters; examples of an interstate compact, articles of incorporation, and corporate bylaws; a list of existing seismic safety advisory boards; and a lexicon of terms.
  • After Disaster Strikes: How to Recover Financially from a Natural Disaster

    Natural or other disasters can strike suddenly, at any time, and anywhere. It's important to protect against the financial consequences of a disaster. A disaster can damage or destroy your property, force you to temporarily live somewhere else, cut the flow of wages and other income, or ruin valuable financial records. You may want the assistance of an adviser, such as a Certified Financial Planner, licensee, insurance agent, or similar financial professional.
  • Code Capability Report (Without Appendices)

    This publication is just the code capability report, for the appendecies see FEMA numbers 297, and 298. This report provides a comparison between the NFIP technical guidelines and standards and the model code and standards. The report's recommendations provide a basis for coordinating NFIP documents with model code and standards. This report is a resource document.