FEMA National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program: Accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2012   [open pdf - 3MB]

"This report describes selected FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency] NEHRP [National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program] accomplishments (HQ and Regional), followed by highlights from the States and U.S. territories and organizations which received FEMA support for NEHRP activities in Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. Each year, FEMA provides cooperative agreement funds to eligible States and U.S. territories with moderate to high seismic risk to mitigate those risks and reduce future losses from earthquakes. In FY 2012, FEMA awarded more than $1.7 million to 25 States and territories to support the effective implementation of earthquake risk reduction activities: earthquake training and awareness, seismic mitigation plans, property inventory, seismic safety inspections, building codes adoption, and the development of multistate groups. Organizations receiving FEMA support included the four regional earthquake consortia - Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup (CREW), Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC); Northeast States Emergency Consortium (NESEC); and the Western States Seismic Policy Council (WSSPC); the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI); and the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. (FLASH). The accomplishments showcase how FEMA and its partners, working in collaboration, are continuing to make progress toward earthquake loss-reduction nationwide. Work completed in FY 2012 will help in the near term to reduce earthquake risk, and also will help to create the foundation for realizing effective outcomes in future years."

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