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FEMA Media Library

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IPAWS Tip for February 2021

To help address questions about alerts that are delivered to phones more than 1/10th of a mile outside of the target area or phones that do not receive an alert inside the targeted area, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon have established points of contact for inquiries from IPAWS authorized Alerting Authorities.

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Alaska; Swan Lake Fire - Denial

Report on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for the State of Alaska's Denial on January 27, 2020, as a result of the Swan Lake Fire during the period of June 5 to October 2, 2019.

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Alaska; Severe Winter Storms and Flooding - Denial

Report on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for the State of Alaska's Denial on March 5, 2020, as a result of severe winter storms and flooding during the period of November 27 to December 10, 2019.

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RA8. Reconstructing Non-Residential Buildings After a Tornado

The purpose of this advisory is to identify which standard of construction should be considered for repairing buildings damaged in high-wind events.

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RA 6. Critical Facilities Located in Tornado-Prone Regions: Recommendations for Architects and Engineers

Critical facilities are emergency operations centers (EOCs), fire and police stations, hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and other buildings that are essential for the delivery of vital services or protection of a community.

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FEMA Building Science Resources to Assist with Reconstruction After a Hurricane | Spanish

Después de desastres de gran magnitud, los Equipos de Evaluación de Mitigación (MAT, por sus siglas en inglés) de FEMA a menudo realizan investigaciones forenses del desempeño de edificios y publican los resultados en distintas publicaciones

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FEMA P-550, Recommended Residential Construction for Coastal Areas: Building on Strong and Safe Foundations

Every storm has shown that, while good design and construction cannot completely eliminate risk, they can significantly reduce the risk to life and damage to property. This design manual provides recommended designs and guidance for rebuilding homes destroyed by hurricanes in the Gulf Coast. The manual also provides guidance in designing and building less vulnerable new homes that reduce the risk to life and property. To keep pace with developing codes and standards and to improve its guidance, FEMA is issuing this Second Edition of FEMA 550. The Second Edition of FEMA 550 contains a new foundation style Case H, which incorporates an elevated concrete beam for improved structural efficiency. The Second Edition of FEMA 550 has also been updated for consistency with the 2006 and 2009 editions of the IRC and IBC, and the 2005 Edition of ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.

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Michigan; FEMA-4494-DR

Report on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for FEMA-4494-DR; Michigan as a result of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing.

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Flood Insurance Manual - Effective April 1, 2021 PDF

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Puerto Rico; FEMA-4493-DR

Report on Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) information for FEMA-4493-DR; Puerto Rico as a result of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing.