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A screenshot taken from the ETSU and Johnson City Flood Mitigation Map, produced by the GADS lab data hub, showing the mitigation infrastructure projects on the west end of campus.

ETSU Success Story

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Non-Structural Earthquake Mitigation Guidance Manual

The purpose of this Non-Structural Earthquake Mitigation Guidance Manual is to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), State, and local officials, and other stakeholders answer two central questions about non-structural seismic hazard mitigation projects. 1. Are the levels of seismic hazard (i.e., the frequency and severity of earthquakes) high enough in a given community to warrant consideration of seismic hazard mitigation projects for some buildings or facilities? If not, then a community’s mitigation efforts and resources can better be focused on other hazards that pose a more serious risk for the community. 2. If the level of seismic hazard is sufficiently high to warrant consideration, how does a community identify the best cost-effective, non-structural seismic hazard mitigation projects from the wide range of possible projects?

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FEMA Public Assistance Second Appeals Tracker 05-18-2021

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Tsunami Preparedness and the Community Rating System

A tsunami is one of nature’s most powerful and destructive forces. This fact sheet combines a brief overview of the risks posed by tsunamis with a capsulized explanation of the ways in which communities can address those risks by employing techniques credited under the Community Rating System.

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FEMA Public Assistance Second Appeals Tracker 05-18-2021

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NEHRP Overview

Established by Congress in 1977, the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) works to reduce risks to life and property resulting from earthquakes. Focusing on research, building code standards, technical guidance, and education, NEHRP is a collaborative effort among the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

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Fiscal Year 2011 Earthquake Technology Transfer (EERI) Guidance and Application Kit

FEMA proposes to enter into a Cooperative Agreement for an estimated $355,000 with one (1) national, non-profit technical earthquake society (architects, engineers, planners, public officials, social scientists) composed of a membership from practicing professionals, educators, government officials, and building code regulators. Completed applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM Eastern, September 8, 2011.

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Fiscal Year 2011 Earthquake Consortia (CUSEC, WSSPC, and NESEC) Guidance and Application Kit

FEMA proposes to enter into a Cooperative Agreement for an estimated $850,000 with three Earthquake Consortia for the purposes of supporting nonprofit organizations which: deliver education and training to community and State officials; develop seismic policies and share information to promote programs intended to reduce earthquake-related losses; and reduce the loss of life, injuries, property losses, and social and economic disruption that results from all hazards. Completed applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM Eastern, August 17, 2011.

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Other Business Tools

The following document provides a list of tools to help businesses plan, prepare, and mitigate the effects of earthquakes. Each section includes a short description of the organization that created it as well as a link that will take you to the respective page of each resource. Some of the materials listed are not specifically for businesses, but could still be found useful by the private sector in that they promote earthquake preparedness and mitigation in homes and therefore increase a community’s disaster resilience and ability to recover quickly after a disaster. The quicker the recovery period within a community, the faster businesses will be fully functional and operating. This list is not intended to be all inclusive, rather a collection of the tools created by FEMA and its partners.

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National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP) Fact Sheet

The National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP) is FEMA’s program for delivering earthquake education and awareness training to the public. NETAP helps State, local, and Indian tribal governments, non-profit organizations, and the private sector obtain the knowledge and tools needed to plan and implement effective earthquake mitigation strategies.