ABSTRACT

Risk Management Series: Design Guide for Improving Critical Facility Safety from Flooding and High Winds   [open pdf - 48MB]

This manual concentrates on critical facilities (hospitals, schools, fire and police stations, and emergency operation centers). It is based on the behavior of critical facilities during Hurricane Katrina and makes recommendations on the performance of these types of buildings. It provides building professionals and decision-makers with information and guidelines for implementing a variety of mitigation measures to reduce the vulnerability to damage and disruption of operations during severe flooding and high-wind events. It includes extensive information on the impact of storm surges to the Gulf Area.

Report Number:
FEMA 543
Publisher:
Date:
2007-01
Series:
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): http://www.fema.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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