Earthquake Mitigation Plan

Non-Structural Mitigation


Most injuries during an earthquake are caused by falling objects. In the United States, over 90% of earthquake damage is to building contents. By securing contents in our homes and offices now, damages will be far less and many injuries will be prevented.

Non-Structural Mitigation Flyer

Mitigation- Non-Structural

Strapping Hot Water Heater Information

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Earthquake Home Hazard Hunt Poster

FEMA 528 Poster
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Structural Mitigation

The information provided on this site is intended to provide you with information on steps you can take to correct common weaknesses that can result in your home being damaged by earthquakes. The main source of information is FEMA's Earthquake Safety Guide for Homeowners (FEMA 530/September 2005).

The information provided on this site is intended to provide you with information on steps you can take to correct common weaknesses that can result in your home being damaged by earthquakes. The main source of information is FEMA's Earthquake Safety Guide for Homeowners (FEMA 530/September 2005).

Topic Index (FEMA 530/September 2005)



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Additional Resources

Homebuilders Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction
  FEMA 232
 Homebuilders' Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction