Recovery Advisories (14)
- Collection Created:
- August 10, 2013
Following Hurricane Michael, a FEMA Building Science Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) studied the damages from Hurricane Michael and prepared two Recovery Advisories (RAs). These RAs are applicable to other hurricane-affected areas.
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.
TX - RA 1 - Dry Floodproofing: Planning and Design Considerations
TX - RA 2 - Asphalt Shingle Roofing for High-Wind Regions
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)
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)
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
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
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.
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.
- These 8 Recovery Advisories are part of the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) report for Hurricane Ike (2008) in Texas and Louisiana.
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.
- The following 2007 Recovery Advisories provide information about tornado risk, sheltering from tornadoes, and improving manufactured homes against damage from high winds.
- 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.
- 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).
This document is a summary of federal assistance to the state of Mississippi and its residents for the April 28-May 3 storms.
These three hurricane recovery advisories are part of the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) report for Hurricane Charley (2004) in Florida.
These four hurricane recovery advisories are part of the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) report for Hurricane Ivan (2004) in Alabama and Florida (FEMA 489).