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FEMA Media Library

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Mutual Aid for Building Departments: 2021 Overview

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The Evergreen State College, Washington: Seismic Retrofits for Architecture of a Liberal Arts Institution

As a result of the damaging impact to core academic buildings and the library from the Nisqually earthquake on February 28, 2001, The Evergreen State College developed a strategic, methodical process for identifying seismic retrofit projects that have increased the campus’ resiliency to future seismic events.

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Newport, Oregon: Creating Safe Access to a Tsunami Safe Haven Assembly Area

This guide highlights how the City of Newport achieved a successful tsunami mitigation project by coordinating key partnerships, leveraging and managing a FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant, and engaging and encouraging public outreach and awareness efforts. This information is intended to support other communities who are interested in pursuing similar projects.

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Portland, Oregon: Built to Last

In 2014, the City of Portland used federal emergency monies to seismically retrofit several dozen homes. This project leveraged the customer engagement and contractor infrastructure established by northwest nonprofit, Enhabit, an organization that focuses on social impact through better living spaces.

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Port Townsend, Washington: Seismic Retrofits for the Foundation of an Historic Pacific Northwest City

The 2001 Nisqually earthquake, the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and 2011 Japan earthquake and subsequent tsunami compelled the City of Port Townsend to explore solutions to protect its residents, economy, and infrastructure. Through a strong public engagement process of developing a community vision and business plan, the city’s community elevated the historic identity of its downtown as a top priority to protect.

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WF9 - Mitigation Funding Opportunity - Advance Assistance and Project Scoping

Help shape FEMA's Future | Submit your comments now on how the agency’s programs can better address climate change and the needs of underserved communities  April  20, 2021 - June 21, 2021

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WF8 - Mitigation Funding Opportunity - Hazard Mitigation Planning

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WF7 - Mitigation Funding Opportunity - Building Code Improvements

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WF6 - Mitigation Funding Opportunity - HMGP Fire and Post-Fire Early Warning Systems