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FEMA Media Library

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FEMA P-348, Protect Your Property from Flooding: Protecting Building Utility Systems From Flood Damage Flyer

This flyer announces FEMA Building Science Branch's release of the second edition of Protecting Building Utilities from Flood Damage, FEMA P-348. The overall objective of this updated publication is to assist in the repair, reconstruction, and new construction of buildings with building utility systems and equipment that are designed and built for maximum flood resiliency.

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FEMA P-348, Protect Your Property from Flooding: Protecting Building Utility Systems From Flood Damage

This publication illustrates the design and construction of utility systems that comply with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements for the construction of new residential and non-residential structures in flood-prone areas. It is also useful when evaluating structures that will undergo Substantial Improvement, guiding users to meet floodplain management regulations and building code requirements. Even if compliance is not required, many building owners may find that applying mitigation measures described in this publication will not only reduce future flood damage but also facilitate recovery after flooding.

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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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Overview of FEMA P-85 | Protect Your Property from Flooding: Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards

Overview of FEMA P-85 | Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards

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Overview of FEMA P-499 | Protect Your Property from Flooding: Homebuilder's Guide to Coastal Construction

Overview of FEMA P-499 | Homebuilder's Guide to Coastal Construction

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Overview of FEMA P-312 |Protect Your Property from Flooding: Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting

Overview of FEMA P-312 | Homeowner's Guide to Retrofitting

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FEMA P-499, Home Builder's Guide to Coastal Construction

FEMA produced this series of 37 fact sheets to provide technical guidance and recommendations concerning the construction of coastal residential buildings. The fact sheets present information aimed at improving the performance of buildings subject to flood and wind forces in coastal environments. Photographs and drawings illustrate the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulatory requirements, the proper siting of coastal buildings, and recommended design and construction practices for building components, including structural connections, the building envelope, and utilities.

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FEMA P-499, Guía del constructor de viviendas para la construcción costera

FEMA ha producido una serie de 37 hojas informativas que ofrece guías y recomendaciones técnicas respecto a la construcción de edificios residenciales costeros. Las hojas contienen información dirigida a mejorar el rendimiento de los edificios expuestos a inundaciones y fuerzas del viento en zonas costeras. Las hojas informativas incluyen una gran cantidad de fotos e imágenes que ilustran los requisitos reglamentarios del Programa del Seguro Nacional de Inundación (NFIP, por sus siglas en inglés), la manera correcta de ubicar edificios costeros y las prácticas de diseño y construcción recomendadas, como las conexiones estructurales, el cerramiento del edificio, los servicios públicos y estructuras adjuntas.

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Protect Your Property from Flooding: Mitigation for Homeowners

Mitigation for Homeowners Fact Sheet 2017

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Technical Bulletin 2, Flood Damage-Resistant Materials Requirements

Provides guidance on the NFIP regulations concerning the required use of flood-damage resistant construction materials for building components located below the Base Flood Elevation in Special Flood Hazard Areas (both A and V zones).

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Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans

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Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans Checklist

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Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans Summary of Changes

Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans Coverpage
Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans

Gary McKeon
Gary McKeon

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FEMA Daily Public Assistance Grant Award Activity - 09-13-2021

FEMA Daily Public Assistance Grant Award Activity - 09-13-2021

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Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves Interim Report Fact Sheet

Natural hazard mitigation saves $6 on average for every $1 spent on federal mitigation grants, according to an analysis by the National Institute of Building Sciences. An earlier (2005) study by NIBS found a benefit-cost ratio (BCR) of 4:1.

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FEMA 247, Against the Wind: Protecting Your Home from Hurricane and Wind Damage

This brochure discusses some things homeowners can do to before the next hurricane strikes. Including improvements or temporary wind protection. It is important that these projects are completed before a hurricane threatens.

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