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  • MMWR: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, March 11, 2016
    The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). [It] is the agency's primary vehicle for scientific publication of timely, reliable, authoritative, a… more
  • LLIS Lessons Learned: Lessons Learned from Permanent Housing Construction Operations in Remote Areas
    "During rebuilding efforts after severe spring flooding in Central Alaska in 2013, FEMA and state partners overcame significant challenges related to the region's unique operating environment. This document examines logistical… more
  • LLIS Innovative Practice: Community Resilience: Using a Religious Literacy Primer to Improve Engagement with Faith Communities
    "In 2014, the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN) and the University of Southern California Dornsife Center for Religion and Civic Culture (USC-CRCC) released 'Working with U.S. Faith Communities During Crises, Disast… more
  • LLIS Lesson Learned: Consular Notification: The International Notification and Situational Awareness Working Group
    From the Summary: "FEMA Region I, in close coordination with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Region I and the Northeast Consulate General … more
  • Electronic Code of Federal Regulations: Part 11 - Emergency Alert System (EAS)
    "This part contains rules and regulations providing for an Emergency Alert System (EAS). The EAS provides the President with the capability to provide immediate communications and information to the general public at the Natio… more
  • LLIS Innovative Practice: Georgia's Disaster Resilient Building Construction Appendices
    "After damaging windstorms in 2008, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) created the Disaster Resilient Building Construction (DRBC) appendices to the International Building Code (IBC) and International Residentia… more
  • LLIS Lesson Learned: Funding Housing Recovery from Localized Incidents in Tennessee
    "On August 5, 2012, a severe storm inundated Eastern Tennessee with five to six inches of rain in the span of a few hours. The National Weather Service categorized the rainfall as a once in a 600- to 800- year event. Officials… more
  • LLIS Innovative Practice: South Carolina's Safe Home Program: Increasing Resiliency Among Coastal Populations
    " South Carolina created the Safe Home program as part of the State's 'Omnibus Coastal Property Insurance Act of 2007', passed in response to rising coastal insurance rates and significant losses suffered by insurance companie… more
  • LLIS Innovative Practice: Georgia Training Workshops for Disaster Resilient Building Construction Practices
    "In 2011, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Georgia DCA [Department of Community Affairs] a grant to identify opportunities to improve Georgia's existing building codes. The DCA as… more
  • LLIS Lesson Learned: Long Term Recovery Committees: Lessons Learned from the 2009 Georgia Floods
    "Between September 18 and October 9, 2009, heavy rains in the Atlanta metropolitan area caused a 500-year flood event. Rising waters caused more than $500 million in damages, affected some 20,000 homes, businesses and other bu… more
  • LLIS Lesson Learned: Alabama Long-Term Community Recovery Task Force
    "On April 27, 2011, a storm system struck Alabama causing widespread damage and claiming the lives of 252 people. Three successive waves of tornadoes wreaked havoc on rural and urban communities alike, including two of the mos… more
  • FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Relocating the Road Can Be a Cost Effective Mitigation Measure
    "Catahoula Parish has had a tumultuous relationship with the Ouachita and Black Rivers as these rivers are prone to high-velocity flooding. Soil erosion occurs naturally, but certain factors such as water and wind can accelera… more
  • FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Tested and Proven Success: Stormwater Improvement System Prevents Flooding
    "Hurricane Fran overwhelmed much of eastern North Carolina with nearly 100 mph wind gusts and 8 to 10 inches of rain when it devastated the state in 1996. The storm caused an estimated $5 billion in damage in NC alone. River B… more
  • LLIS Best Practice: U.S. Multi-Hazards Used in Support of Utah Seismic Safety Legislation
    "The State of Utah has recently taken important steps to reduce the vulnerability of schools to damaging earthquakes, as well as addressing its Unreinforced Masonry (URM) building stock. U.S. Multi-Hazards (Hazus-MH) has playe… more
  • FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: SBA Helps Homeowner Reach New Heights
    "When Michael Barnett purchased his house in Long Beach in 2000, it was with the understanding that the house had sustained flooding in the past. The house sits a short distance from Reynolds Channel, which connects with the A… more
  • FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Flood Control: A Piece of Mind for Some New Jersey Residents
    "On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy swept across the New Jersey coast causing catastrophic surges and extreme damage to homes and businesses. Residents were preparing for the worst and the citizens of the Borough of Roselle … more
  • LLIS Innovative Practice: Mass Care: Tracking Animals During the Black Forest Wildfire
    "During the 2013 Black Forest Wildfire in Colorado, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) successfully utilized existing technology to develop a system that tracked and reunited evacuated animals wit… more
  • LLIS Lesson Learned: Using Exercises to Identify Whole Community Resources: South Carolina's 2013 Hurricane Table Top Exercise
    "On July 16, 2013, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division (SCEMD) hosted a six-hour tabletop exercise (TTX) for members of its Housing Solutions Task Force (SCHSTF) to test the South Carolina Disaster Housing Plan. T… more
  • FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Nontraditional Wildfire Mitigation in Bastrop County, Texas
    "On Sunday, September 4, 2011, a firestorm engulfed Bastrop County, Texas, destroying 1,688 homes, burning more than 34,000 acres, and claiming two lives. The Bastrop County Complex Fire was the most devastating wildfire in Te… more
  • FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: A Mitigation Measure Designed to Save Lives
    "Every year, approximately eight flood-related fatalities occur in the state of Texas, according to a report published by the Texas Department of Transportation Research and Technology Implementation Office. Seventy-six percen… more
  • LLIS Innovative Practice: Nashville Floods: Automated Building Permits
    "In the aftermath of the 2010 Nashville floods, requests for rebuilding permits overwhelmed the city's Department of Codes and Building Safety. The Department repurposed an existing permitting system to expedite applicant requ… more
  • FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Safe Room Program Offers Cooke County Texas Residents Peace of Mind
    "Faced with a long local history of dangerous tornadoes, Cooke County officials wanted to help residents protect themselves in the future. They achieved that goal by offering homeowners financial incentives to build tornado sh… more
  • FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Expansive Flood Control Project Safeguards Austin Texas Neighborhood
    While much of Texas was overwhelmed by torrential rains over the Memorial Day weekend of 2015, residents of an Austin subdivision were spared thanks to a flood mitigation project completed in 2004. [...] The solution consiste… more
  • FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Award-Winning Team Helps Residents Recover from Disaster
    "During the Labor Day weekend of 2011, Bastrop County was devastated by the biggest wildfire that the state of Texas had ever experienced. More than 1,600 homes burned; residents felt overwhelmed. When the smoke and fire subsi… more
  • FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Disaster Ready Austin
    "Austin's city leaders have seen disaster before and understand the folly of waiting and hoping that a disaster will never again hit this area. With that in mind, they developed Disaster Ready Austin in collaboration with Trav… more
  • FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Collaborative Community Resilience: Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Planning
    "Harris County is the nation's third largest county with 34 cities and a population of 4.4 million residents. The County faces significant natural hazards, such as floods, hurricanes, storm surge, and severe thunderstorms. In … more
  • FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Risk MAP Success Story: Gwinnett County, Georgia Revamps Stormwater Infrastructure Improvement Plans
    "Gwinnett County, Georgia, lies at or within the upper limits of three major watersheds: the Upper Chattahoochee, the Oconee, and the Ocmulgee. As a result, overall flooding impacts are comparatively smaller than those experie… more
  • Risk MAP Success Story: The Hervert Hoover Dike Presented a Unique Challenge; FEMA Responded with a Unique Solution
    "This page describes the successes that came about from implementing the Risk MAP process in South Florida. It is intended for state and community officials, mitigation and urban planners and other individuals interested in … more
  • Risk MAP Success Story: Robust Outreach Leads to Expedited Updates to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the New Orleans Area
    "This page describes the successes that came about from implementing the Risk MAP process in the New Orleans area. It is intended for state and community officials, mitigation and urban planners and other individuals interes… more
  • Risk MAP Success Story: Coweta County, Georgia Enhances Countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan Using Flood Risk Products
    "This page describes the successes that came about from implementing the Risk MAP process at Coweta County, Georgia. It is intended for state and community officials, mitigation and urban planners and other individuals inter… more
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