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Recovery Advisories (13)

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Recovery Advisory (RA) present guidance for design, construction, and restoration of buildings.
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August 10, 2013
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  • Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria (2017)

    Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) caused severe flooding and high winds, resulting in damage to houses, critical facilities, schools, and other buildings. The advisories below provide information to assist with rebuilding decisions in the aftermath of the 2017 hurricanes as well as any future flooding or high wind events. This guidance is intended for homeowners, designers, building owners and officials, architects, engineers, and contractors; however, it can provide helpful information for other stakeholders as well.

    Texas

    FEMA P-2022 | Mitigation Assessment Report: Hurricane Harvey in Texas

    TX - RA 1 - Dry Floodproofing: Planning and Design Considerations

    TX - RA 2 - Asphalt Shingle Roofing for High-Wind Regions

    Florida

    FEMA P-2023 | Mitigation Assessment Report: Hurricane Irma in Florida

    FL - RA 1 - Dry Floodproofing: Operational Considerations

    FL - RA 2 - Soffit Installation in Florida

    FL - RA 3 - Mitigation Triggers for Roof Repair and Replacement in the 6th Edition (2017) Florida Building Code

    U.S. Virgin Islands (Spanish versions available | Versiones en español disponibles)

    FEMA P-2021 | Mitigation Assessment Team Report: Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands 

    USVI - RA 1 - Rebuilding Your Flood-Damaged House

    USVI - RA 2 - Attachment of Rooftop Equipment in High-Wind Regions

    USVI - RA 3 - Installation of Residential Corrugated Metal Roof Systems

    USVI - RA 4 - Design Installation and Retrofit of Doors Windows and Shutters

    USVI - RA 5 - Rooftop Solar Panel Attachment: Design, Installation, and Maintenance

    Puerto Rico (Spanish versions available | Versiones en español disponibles)

    FEMA P-2020 | Mitigation Assessment Team Report: Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico

    PR - RA 1 - Rooftop Equipment Maintenance and Attachment in High-Wind Regions

    PR - RA 2 - Siting, Design, and Construction in Coastal Flood Zones

    PR - RA 3 - Safe Rooms and Storm Shelters for Life-Safety Protection from Hurricanes

    PR - RA 4 - Best  Practices for Minimizing Flood Damage to Existing Structures

    PR - RA 5 - Protecting Windows and Openings in Buildings

    PR - RA 6 - Repair and Replacement of Wood Residential Roof Covering Systems 

  • 2016 Fall Flooding in Iowa (2017)

    The following five Recovery Advisories were developed by the FEMA Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) that responded to and studied damage from the 2016 Flooding in Iowa. They present mitigative measures that can and have implemented to minimize damage to residential buildings and critical facilities subject to riverine flooding. A list of the RAs is provided below:

    RA 1 – Elevating Floodprone Buildings Above Minimum NFIP Requirements
    RA 2 – Elevating Residential Structures within Special Flood Hazard Areas
    RA 3 – Flood Protection for Critical and Essential Facilities
    RA 4 – Flood Protection and Elevation of Building Utilities
    RA 5 – Flood Protection for Backup and Emergency Power Fuel Systems

  • Hurricane Recovery Advisories (2013)

    Following Hurricane Sandy, FEMA Building Science Mitigation Assessment Teams (MAT) studied the damages from Hurricane Sandy and prepared seven Recovery Advisories (RAs). These RAs are applicable to other hurricane-affected areas.

  • Hurricane Isaac Recovery Advisories (2012)

    These Recovery Advisories are developed by the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) studying the damages of Hurricane Isaac. They offer mitigative measures that could be taken to minimize damage to buildings.

  • Recovery Advisories from the Tornado MATs for Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Missouri (2011)

    Eight (8) new Recovery Advisories (RAs) from the Tornado Mitigation Assessment Teams (MATs) for Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Missouri are now available. RA1 – Tornado Risks and Hazards in the Southeastern United States. RA2 – Safe Rooms: Selecting Design Criteria. RA3 – Residential Sheltering: In-Residence and Stand-Alone Safe Rooms. RA4 – Safe Rooms and Refuge Areas in the Home. RA5 - Critical Facilities Located in Tornado-Prone Regions: Recommendations for Facility Owners. RA6 - Critical Facilities Located in Tornado-Prone Regions: Recommendations for Architects and Engineers. RA7 - Rebuilding and Repairing Your Home After a Tornado. RA8 - Reconstructing Non-Residential Buildings after a Tornado.

    To download FEMA P-908, Mitigation Assessment Team Report - Spring 2011 Tornadoes: April 25-28 and May 22 visit https://edit-diamond.fema.gov/document_container_assets/25810.

     

  • Hurricane Ike Recovery Advisories (2009)

    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 (2009)

    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 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.
  • Hurricane Katrina Recovery Advisories (2005)

    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).
  • DR-4175-MS Recovery Infographic 7-14-14.pdf

    This document is a summary of federal assistance to the state of Mississippi and its residents for the April 28-May 3 storms.

  • Hurricane Charley Hurricane Recovery Advisories (2004)

    These three hurricane recovery advisories are part of the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) report for Hurricane Charley (2004) in Florida.

  • Hurricane Ivan Recovery Advisories (2004)

    These four hurricane recovery advisories are part of the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) report for Hurricane Ivan (2004) in Alabama and Florida (FEMA 489).