The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released its report, The National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP): FEMA Accomplishments in Fiscal Year 2011, which includes many examples of replicable state best practices, projects, and initiatives for mitigating earthquake risk and increasing the disaster resilience of our communities. Included in the report are Building Science Branch projects, including the release of ROVER, a software tool to screen buildings for seismic risk; FEMA E‐74 Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage, a new electronic publication posted on the FEMA website; the QuakeSmart Earthquake Mitigation Toolkit for Businesses, FEMA P‐811DVD; and two new...

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