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United States Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Evaluating the reliability of emergency response systems for large-scale incident operations by Brian A Jackson( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ability to measure emergency preparedness - to predict the likely performance of emergency response systems in future events - is critical for policy analysis in homeland security. Yet it remains difficult to know how prepared a response system is to deal with large-scale incidents, whether it be a natural disaster, terrorist attack, or industrial or transportation accident. This research draws on the fields of systems analysis and engineering to apply the concept of system reliability to the evaluation of emergency response systems. The authors describe a method for modeling an emergency response system; identifying how individual parts of the system might fail; and assessing the likelihood of each failure and the severity of its effects on the overall response effort. The authors walk the reader through two applications of this method: a simplified example in which responders must deliver medical treatment to a certain number of people in a specified time window, and a more complex scenario involving the release of chlorine gas. The authors also describe an exploratory analysis in which they parsed a set of after-action reports describing real-world incidents, to demonstrate how this method can be used to quantitatively analyze data on past response performance. The authors conclude with a discussion of how this method of measuring emergency response system reliability could inform policy discussion of emergency preparedness, how system reliability might be improved, and the costs of doing so. --From publisher description
Mapping the zone : improving flood map accuracy( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps portray the height and extent to which flooding is expected to occur, and they form the basis for setting flood insurance premiums and regulating development in the floodplain. As such, they are an important tool for individuals, businesses, communities, and government agencies to understand and deal with flood hazard and flood risk
Are you ready? : a guide to citizen preparedness( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides emergency information in case of natural hazards: floods, hurricanes, thunderstorms (lightning, tornadoes), winter storms and extreme cold, extreme heat ((heat wave), emergency water shortage), eathquakes, volcanoes (volcanic eruptions), landslides and debris flow (mudslide), tsunamis, and fire (wildland fires); and technological and man-made hazards: hazardous materials incidents (household chemical emergencies), nuclear power plants, national security emergencies (terrorism, chemical and biological weapons)
Rapid visual screening of buildings for potential seismic hazards : supporting documentation by Applied Technology Council( Book )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantification of building seismic performance factors( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report describes a recommended methodology for reliably quantifying building system performance and response parameters for use in seismic design. The recommended methodology (referred to herein as the Methodology) provides a rational basis for establishing global seismic performance factors (SPFs), including the response modification coefficient (R factor), the system overstrength factor, and deflection amplification factor (Cd), of new seismic-force-resisting systems proposed for inclusion in model building codes. The purpose of this Methodology is to provide a rational basis for determining building seismic performance factors that, when properly implemented in the seismic design process, will result in equivalent safety against collapse in an earthquake, comparable to the inherent safety against collapse intended by current seismic codes, for buildings with different seismic-force-resisting systems
Elevated residential structures by American Institute of Architects Foundation( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepared by The American Institute of Architects Foundation
Design guidelines for flood damage reduction by Federal Emergency Management Agency( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepared by AIA Research Corporation
Engineering principles and practices for retrofitting flood-prone residential structures( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: The third edition of this document is intended to further aid homeowners in selecting and successfully executing a flood retrofit on their home. Engineering design and economic guidance on what constitutes feasible and cost-effective retrofitting measures for flood-prone residential and non-residential structures are presented. Elevation, relocation, dry floodproofing, wet floodproofing, and the use of levees and floodwalls to mitigate flood hazards are discussed. This edition was updated to be more user-friendly and concise, the overall length of the publication has been shortened
Repairing your flooded home( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From page iii: This book gives step-by-step advice you can use to clean up, rebuild, and get help after a flood. Before you start, read the flood safety precautions on the inside front cover of this document and review the nine steps that are summarized in the Table of Contents. Your home and its contents may look beyond hope, but many of your belongings can be restored. If you do things right, your flooded home can be cleaned up, dried out, rebuilt, and reoccupied sooner than you think. While you are doing the job ahead, you should remember these three important points: 1: Play it safe. The dangers are not over when the water goes down. Read the flood safety precautions on the inside front cover of this document. Your home's foundation may have been weakened, the electrical system may have shorted out, and floodwaters may have left behind things that could make you sick. Many flooded items, such as wallboard and mattresses, will hold mud and contamination forever. When in doubt, throw it out. Don't risk injury or infection. 2: Ask for help. Many people can do a lot of the cleanup and repairs discussed in this book. But if you have technical questions or do not feel comfortable doing something, get professional help. If there is a federal disaster declaration, a telephone "hotline" will often be publicized to provide information about public, private, and voluntary agency programs to help you recover from the flood. Government disaster programs are there to help you, the taxpayer. You're paying for them; check them out. 3: Floodproof. It is very likely that your home will be flooded again someday. Floodproofing means using materials and practices that will prevent or minimize flood damage in the future. Many floodproofing techniques are inexpensive or can be easily incorporated into your rebuilding program. You can save a lot of money by floodproofing as you repair and rebuild (see Step 8). You should also prepare for the next flood by buying flood insurance and preparing a flood response plan
National earthquake hazards reduction program : report to the United States Congress : overview( )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flood insurance in New York City following Hurricane Sandy by Lloyd S Dixon( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- The Setting Prior to Hurricane Sandy -- Insurance Payments After Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Sandy's Impact on Insurance Markets -- Impact of National Flood Insurance Program Reform and Flood-Map Changes on New York City -- The Effects of Higher Flood Insurance Premiums on the Housing Market -- Issues to Consider in Responding to Insurance Premium Increases -- Appendix A: Background on Flood Insurance -- Appendix B: National Flood Insurance Program Take-Up Rates in the High-Risk Areas of the Preliminary Work Map -- Appendix C: Development of Scenarios of Premium Change Analysis
Homeowner's guide to retrofitting : six ways to protect your house from flooding by United States( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Repairing your flooded home by American Red Cross( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From page iii: This book gives step-by-step advice you can use to clean up, rebuild, and get help after a flood. Before you start, read the flood safety precautions on the inside front cover of this document and review the nine steps that are summarized in the Table of Contents. Your home and its contents may look beyond hope, but many of your belongings can be restored. If you do things right, your flooded home can be cleaned up, dried out, rebuilt, and reoccupied sooner than you think. While you are doing the job ahead, you should remember these three important points: 1: Play it safe. The dangers are not over when the water goes down. Read the flood safety precautions on the inside front cover of this document. Your home's foundation may have been weakened, the electrical system may have shorted out, and floodwaters may have left behind things that could make you sick. Many flooded items, such as wallboard and mattresses, will hold mud and contamination forever. When in doubt, throw it out. Don't risk injury or infection. 2: Ask for help. Many people can do a lot of the cleanup and repairs discussed in this book. But if you have technical questions or do not feel comfortable doing something, get professional help. If there is a federal disaster declaration, a telephone "hotline" will often be publicized to provide information about public, private, and voluntary agency programs to help you recover from the flood. Government disaster programs are there to help you, the taxpayer. You're paying for them; check them out. 3: Floodproof. It is very likely that your home will be flooded again someday. Floodproofing means using materials and practices that will prevent or minimize flood damage in the future. Many floodproofing techniques are inexpensive or can be easily incorporated into your rebuilding program. You can save a lot of money by floodproofing as you repair and rebuild (see Step 8). You should also prepare for the next flood by buying flood insurance and preparing a flood response plan
Floodproofing non-residential structures by Booker Associates( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepared by Booker Associates, Inc
Personal preparedness in America : findings from the Citizen Corps national survey( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal preparedness in America : findings from the Citizen Corps survey of four urban areas( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hazard mitigation field book : roadways( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flood of April and May 2008 in northern Maine by Pamela Lombard( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Flood Insurance Program : dwelling form, standard flood insurance policy by National Flood Insurance Program (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manufactured home installation in flood hazard areas by United States( )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prepared by FEMA. Includes National Flood Insurance Program
 
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Mapping the zone : improving flood map accuracy
Alternative Names

controlled identityUnited States. Defense Civil Preparedness Agency

controlled identityUnited States. Department of Homeland Security

controlled identityUnited States. Federal Disaster Assistance Administration

controlled identityUnited States. Federal Preparedness Agency

Amerika Gasshukoku Renpo Kiki Kanricho

Civil Defense Administration, United States

Etats-Unis Civil defense administration

Etats-Unis Executive office of the President Federal civil defense administration

FCDA

FDAA (Federal Disaster Assistance Administration, United States)

Federal civil defense administration Etats-Unis

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Federal Emergency Management Agency (Spojené státy americké)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (U.S.)

FEMA

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency, United States)

ODM (Office of Defense Mobilization, United States)

OEP (Office of Emergency Planning, United States)

OEP (Office of Emergency Preparedness, United States)

Office of Emergency Planning United States

Spojené státy americké. Dept. of Homeland Security. Federal Emergency Management Agency

Spojené státy americké Federal Emergency Management Agency

U.S. Civil Defense Administration

United States Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias

United States Civil Defense

United States. Department of Energy. Office of Emergency Planning

United States. Department of Homeland Security. Federal Emergency Management Agency

United States. Executive Office of the President. Federal Civil Defense Administration

United States. Executive Office of the President. Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization

United States. Executive Office of the President. Office of Defense Mobilization

United States. Executive Office of the President. Office of Emergency Planning

United States. Executive Office of the President. Office of Emergency Preparedness

United States Federal Civil Defense Administration

United States Federal Disaster Assistance Administration

United States Federal Emergency Management Agency

United States Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization

United States Office of Defense and Civilian Mobilization

United States Office of Defense Mobilization

United States Office of Emergency Planning

United States Office of Emergency Preparedness

アメリカ ガッシュウコク レンポウ キキ カンリチョウ

米国連邦緊急事態管理庁

美国联邦民防管理局 美国政府机构

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Mapping the zone : improving flood map accuracyFloodproofing non-residential structuresThe federal response to Hurricane Katrina : lessons learnedNatural hazard mitigation : recasting disaster policy and planningDisaster : Hurricane Katrina and the failure of Homeland SecurityHurricane Katrina : a nation still unprepared : special report of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, together with additional viewsA failure of initiative : final report of the Select Bipartisan Committee to Investigate the Preparation for and Response to Hurricane Katrina