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FEMA Media Library

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FEMA P-85, Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards

FEMA P-85 (Second Edition, November 2009) has been updated to reflect the requirements of the most current codes and standards and to provide the best practices approach in reducing damages from natural hazards. While the original version of FEMA 85 concentrated on flood and wind events, this version also addresses seismic hazards and recommends several multi-hazard resistant foundation designs. Designs are included for wood-framed foundations, conventional concrete and masonry pier foundations, and ground anchors. The ground anchor foundations are based on results from a series of first-of-its-kind saturated and dry soil anchor tests.

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DSS-WISE™ Lite Case Studies - A State Perspective

This is a summary of how states are using Decision Support System for Water Infrastructure Security™ Lite (DSS-WISE™ Lite), a web-based, automated two-dimensional dam-break flood modeling and mapping capability, as a dam risk management tool. DSS-WISE™ Lite was developed by the National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering (NCCHE), the University of Mississippi. Its development, operation, and maintenance are supported by FEMA. DSS-WISE™ Lite has been used extensively during numerous dam incidents and emergencies. FEMA reached out to several states asking for case studies of their experience with DSS-WISE and received over 100 examples. </p>

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IPAWS Tip for October 2020

Disasters and emergencies often change, therefore, you might need to update or cancel an alert. IPAWS-Open Platform for Emergency Networks (IPAWS-OPEN) provides Alerting Authorities the capability to update and cancel an alert.

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Building Codes Save icon - earthquake

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Building Codes Save icon - flood

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Building Codes Save icon - wind

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Building Codes Save icon - house 1

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