FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Historic Home Retrofit   [open pdf - 34KB]

Alternate Title: Historic Home Retrofit Preventing Earthquake Damage

This document is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Best Practices Portfolio. The Best Practices Portfolio is a collection of true stories about people and communities who have experienced disasters, and what mitigation they used to survive, rebuild, and prepare for disasters. From the document: "In late 1998, Doris Chapot purchased a two-story Cape Cod-style home built in 1902. [...] The retrofit project was completed on February 26, 2001. [...] On February 28, a large 6.8 magnitude earthquake, with the epicenter located in the Nisqually Basin in western Washington State, caused an estimated $2 billion in damages. Doris Chapot's home was undamaged due to the earthquake retrofitting project." This and other individual FEMA Best Practices documents are also combined in "Mitigation Best Practices: Public and Private Sector Best Practice Stories for All Activity/Project Types in All States and Territories Relating to All Hazards [August 10, 2011]," which can be accessed at the following link: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=683132]

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