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FEMA documents - click here to visit FEMA's library

  • Against the Wind, FEMA-247, 12/93
  • Answers to Questions About Substantially Damaged Buildings, FEMA-213, 5/91
  • Answers to Questions About the National Flood Insurance Program, FEMA-387
  • Appeals, Revisions and Amendments to FIRM's: A Guide for Community Officials, FIA-12, 1/90
  • Coastal Construction Manual, FEMA-55, 2/86
  • Community Rating System brochure
  • Design Guidelines for Flood Damage Reduction, FEMA-15, 12/81
  • Elevated Residential Structures, FEMA-54, 3/84
  • Federal Regulations and Instructions on Flood Insurance Compliance for Lenders and Servicers, FIA-16, 10/93
  • Floodproofing Non-residential Structures, FEMA-102, 5/86
  • Guidelines and Specifications for Study Contractors, 1/95
  • Guide to Flood Maps: How to Use a Flood Map to Protect Your Property, FEMA-258, 12/94
  • Managing Floodplain Development in Approximate Zone A Areas, FEMA-265, 4/95
  • Mandatory Purchase of Flood Insurance Guidelines, FEMA-186, 5/97
  • Manufactured Home Installation in Flood Hazard Areas, FEMA-85, 9/85
  • Mitigation of Flood and Erosion Damage to Residential Buildings in Coastal Areas, 10/94
  • National Flood Insurance Program and Related Regulations
  • Protecting Floodplain Resources: A Guidebook for Communities, FEMA-268, 9/95
  • Protecting Your Home From Flood Damage - Mitigation Ideas for Reducing Flood Losses, 1996
  • Quick Reference Guide: Comparison of Select NFIP and Building Code Requirment for the Special Flood Hazard Areas, 2012
  • Reducing Losses in High Risk Flood Hazard Areas: A Guidebook for Local Officials, FEMA-116, 2/87
  • Repairing Your Flooded Home, FEMA-234, 8/92
  • Retrofitting Flood-Prone Residential Structures, FEMA-114, 9/86
  • Technical Bulletin Guide-96 FEMA, 8/96
  • Technical Bulletin 1-93 - Openings in Foundation Walls
  • Technical Bulletin 2-93 - Flood-Resistant Materials Requirements
  • Technical Bulletin 3-93 - Non-Residential Floodproofing - Requirements and Certification
  • Technical Bulletin 4-93 - Elevator Installation
  • Technical Bulletin 5-93 - Free-of-Obstruction Requirements
  • Technical Bulletin 6-93 - Below-Grade Parking Requirements
  • Technical Bulletin 7-93 - Wet Floodproofing Requirements
  • Technical Bulletin 8-96 - Corrosion Protection for Metal Connectors in Coastal Areas
  • Technical Bulletin 9-99 - Design and Construction Guidance for Breakaway Walls Below Elevated Coastal Buildings
  • Technical Bulletin 10-01 - Ensuring that Structures Built on Fill In or Near Special Flood Hazard Areas are Reasonably Safe From Flooding
  • Technical Bulletin 11-01 - Crawlspace Construction for Buildings Located in Special Flood Hazard Areas

American Red Cross (ARC) documents - click here for a list of disaster related ARC publications

  • Flash Flood and Floods...The Awesome Power, ARC-4493, 7/92
  • Hurricanes...The Greatest Storm on Earth, ARC-5030, 3/94
  • Preparing Your Home for a Hurricane, ARC-5040, 1/95
  • Tornadoes - Nature's Most Violent Storms, ARC-5002, 2/95
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers documents
  • Techniques, Programs and References, 2/91
  • Raising and Moving the Slab-On-Grade House, 1990


  • Student Manual: Hazard Mitigation Planning Course (Local Level), SM-135, 1/87
  • Using Multi-Objective Management to Reduce Flood Loses in Your Watershed, (Association of State Floodplain Managers, 1996) - click here for the group's publication list