Mitigation Center — Online Resource Library
The purpose of this document is to provide a resource that communities can use to identify and evaluate a range of potential mitigation actions for reducing risk to natural hazards and disasters. The focus of this document is mitigation, which is action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to hazards. Ideas for mitigation actions are presented for the following natural hazards: Drought, Earthquake, Erosion, Extreme temperatures, Flood, Hail, Landslide, Lightning, Sea level rise, Severe wind, Severe winter weather, Storm surge, Subsidence, Tornado, Tsunami, and Wildfire. Click here to download document.
Produced by the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC), USGS and several private and government agencies, this booklet provides information about the threat posed by earthquakes in the Southern California. It explains how one can prepare for, survive, and recover from a catastrophic earthquake. The website provides a wealth of additional resources, including a Spanish-language version of the handbook. Click here to download document. Click here to visit website.
This FEMA publication provides ready-to use, hands-on activities for students and teachers explaining what happens during an earthquake, how to prepare for earthquake shaking, and how to stay safe during and after an earthquake. FEMA and the National Science Teachers Association have also prepared Tremor Troop, a teacher\'s package for K-6; and Seismic Sleuths, for grades 7-12. Availability of these materials can be found in the reference section of FEMA 527. (2005, 5.1MB pdf) Click here to download document.
Authored by social science and policy researchers at the three earthquake engineering research centers, Mid-America Earthquake Center (MAE), Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER), and Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER), this report provides guidance to seismic safety advocates. Tips for advocates include: basic information about seismic building codes, policies and legislations, partnerships for safety, and effective risk communication. (2005, 2.7MB pdf) Click here to download document.
Produced by the Humboldt Earthquake Education Center of Humboldt University, this booklet explains the earthquake risks that are unique to California's North Coast. In particular, the region is vulnerable to earthquakes and possible tsunami resulting from the offshore Cascadia Fault Zone. Basic self-preparedness and nonstructural techniques for home safety are given. Click here to download document.