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West Virginia Forms Partnerships to Increase Rural Engagement

West Virginia partners with the Pioneer Network to help spread flood risk information and build community capacity.

Rebuilding Education: Tipton County's Response to a Devastating Tornado

On March 31, 2023, an EF3 tornado wreaked havoc in Tipton County, causing one fatality and 28 injuries in Covington, Tennessee. The Tipton County School Board took on the critical responsibility of swiftly reintegrating students into classrooms for the remainder of the academic year.

Protecting School Children from Tornadoes: State of Kansas School Shelter Initiative

On May 3, 1999, a series of intense storms moved through “Tornado Alley,” producing numerous tornadoes that tore through areas of Oklahoma and Kansas.

Miami County, Ohio: Virtual Inspections

Current building codes require site inspections at several stages throughout the construction process. These can include inspections of concrete slabs, foundation walls, insulation, and roof ice guards, as well as re-inspections of specific or code-required (i.e., welds, masonry, etc.) items.

Hurricane Resistant Building Code Helps Protect Alabama

Coastal Alabama has seen rapid growth over the past decade, but it also happens to be the area most vulnerable to hurricanes and other natural hazards in the state.

Community Wind Shelters: Background and Research

Because of the rising frequency of extreme weather, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) strongly encourages homeowners and communities to build safe rooms to FEMA standards. Community shelters have been consistently needed due to the increased risk posed by strong winds and flying debris during natural hazards.

Mitigation Matters: Rebuilding for a Resilient Future

It’s imperative to acquaint yourself with alternative resources designed to mitigate losses resulting from uncovered damages. These resources are equally essential in fortifying your significant investments against the potential impact of natural hazards, fostering resilience, and minimizing vulnerabilities.

Austin: The State Capital’s Fight Against Wildfire

In 2013, Austin was ranked the city with the third greatest risk of wildfire-related structure losses, specifically for communities outside the urban core. These areas, known as the wildland-urban interface, are in the transition zone between undeveloped rural wildlands and developed areas and account for 61% of households in Austin and 64% of the land within Austin city limits.

Puerto Rico: de la recuperación a la resiliencia

Conozca lo aspectos más destacados de los avances en la recuperación de la isla tras los huracanes María y Fiona, y los terremotos de 2020. Este resumen abarca una selección de proyectos de recuperación que afectan al sector de la salud, la seguridad pública, la red energética y las instalaciones de distribución de agua, entre otros.

Puerto Rico: From Recovery to Resilience

Explore highlights of recovery progress on the island after hurricanes María and Fiona, and the earthquakes in 2020. This overview covers a selection of recovery projects that impact the health sector, public safety, energy grid, water distribution facilities and more.