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Building and Site Reference List

Repairing Your Flooded Home, FEMA Library
Step-by-step advice on for homeowners after a flood.

Risk Management Series Brochure, FEMA
Security Risk Management Series (RMS) Publications
Design Guide for Improving Critical Facility Safety from Flooding and High Winds – Training Course; Design Guide for Improving Hospital Safety in Earthquakes, Floods, and High Winds

Protect Your Property or Business from Disaster, FEMA

Protect Your Business from All Natural Hazards
Protect Your Property from an Earthquake

Protect Your Property from Fire

Protect Your Property from Flooding, FEMA Library
Install Sewer Backflow Valves, Anchor Fuel Tanks, Raise Electrical System Components, Build With Flood Damage Resistant Materials

Protect Your Property from High Winds
Protect Windows and Doors with Covers, Reinforce and Replace Garage Doors, Brace Gable End Roofing, Secure Composition Shingle Roofs, Secure Built-Up and Single-Ply Roofs, Remove Trees and Potential Wind-borne Missiles, Maintain EIFS Walls

Strengthening Walls for Wind Resistance, LSU Ag Center
Mainly applies to new construction, but informative if an addition or new structure is planned for a historic site.

Strengthening an Existing Roof, LSU Ag Center

Earthquake Home Hazard Hunt Poster
Poster assists homeowners with identifying problem areas.

Avoiding Wildfire Damage: A Checklist for Homeowners, FEMA

Fire Safety: Creating an Awareness of the Fire Threat, Historic Scotland
Provide basic information on how fires start and spread in historic buildings.

Originally published May 23, 2011.

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One Response to Preparing Historic Buildings and Sites for a Disaster

  1. sonnitex says:

    Aquí en Lorca ( España) hace un mes en el terremoto los edificios más afectados fueron los de ultima creación que se supone que contemplaban la normativa contra seismos. Sin embargo los más antiguos y que no estaban construidos bajo esta normativa, son los menos afectados ¿ como se Explica eso ?

    Here in Lorca (Spain) last month in the earthquake affected buildings were the latest creation is supposed to contemplated legislation against earthquakes. But the oldest and were not constructed under this policy, are less affected how do you explain that?

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