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FEMA Media Library

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FEMA 177. Estimating Losses From Future Earthquakes Panel Report (Panel Report and Technical Background)

his report focuses primarily on loss estimates of the type funded by FEMA. They apply to an urban area or region and are intended primarily for use by local and state governments for disaster response and mitigation planning and the formulation of near-and long-term strategies for earthquake hazard reduction. However, the same basic methods, and many of the techniques for carrying out portions of these basic methods, also apply to other types of loss estimates.

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FEMA 176, Estimating Losses From Future Earthquakes Panel Report (Non-Technical Summary)

An earthquake loss estimate is a forecast of the effects of a hypothetical earthquake. Depending on its purpose, a loss study may include estimates of deaths and injuries; property losses; loss of function in industries, lifelines, and emergency facilities; homelessness; and economic impacts. This report focuses primarily on loss estimates of the type funded by FEMA.

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FEMA 159, Tremor Troop: Earthquakes – A Teacher's Package for K-6. Revised Edition

This teacher’s package for grades K-6 provides ready-to-use, hands-on activities for students and teachers on the science of earthquakes and earthquake safety. This edition contains assessments throughout the units, matrices linking activities to the National Science Education Standards, and a new glossary. Four of the five units are divided into levels by grades: Level 1, for grades K-2; Level 2, for grades 3-4; and Level 3, for grades 5-6. The lessons introduce how earthquakes are defined, why and where earthquakes occur, the physical results of earthquakes, and how earthquakes are measured. The fifth and final unit addresses earthquake safety and survival and includes activities for students in all grades K-6. At the end of each unit, ready-toreproduce masters are provided for classroom use.

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FEMA 157, Typical Costs for Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings. Volume 2: Supporting Documentation. Second Edition

This document is a companion volume to FEMA 156. The document provides an in-depth discussion of the approaches and methodology that were used in developing the second edition of FEMA 156.

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FEMA 156, Typical Costs for Seismic Rehabilitation of Existing Buildings. Volume 1: Summary. Second Edition.

This publication provides a methodology to estimate the costs of seismic rehabilitation projects at various locations in the United States. This edition is based on a sample of almost 2,100 projects, with data collected using a standard protocol, strict quality control verification, and a reliability rating. A sophisticated statistical methodology applied to this database yields cost estimates of increasing quality and reliability as more and more detailed information on the building inventory is used in the estimation process. Guidance is also provided to calculate the range of uncertainty associated with this process.

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FEMA Daily Public Assistance Grant Awards Activity 05-10-2021

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FEMA Daily Public Assistance Grant Awards Activity 05-10-2021

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FEMA Daily Public Assistance Grant Awards Activity 05-10-2021

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Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) City Of Plattsmouth Wastewater Treatment Facility, Plattsmouth, NE

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Wasatch Front Unreinforced Masonry Risk Reduction Strategy

Unreinforced masonry was a common building material throughout Utah until building codes began requiring reinforcing steel during masonry construction in Utah beginning in the 1970s. Published by FEMA and the state of Utah, this report provides local communities with a strategy to significantly reduce the earthquake risk posed by these buildings.