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Free Online Earthquake Resilience Program Now Available

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Nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) ® creates online version of FEMA QuakeSmart™ Community Resilience Program for Small Businesses and Organizations.

FEMA Recommends I-Codes For National Flood Insurance Program

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Report to Congress states current I-Codes are effective in reducing flood-related damage.

President Declares May 2013 As Building Safety Month

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The safety campaign reinforces the need for the adoption of modern, model building codes; a strong and efficient system of code compliance; and a well-trained, professional workforce to provide public safety.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Protect Your Business Before Disasters—Like Sandy—Strike

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Facility managers at companies with no plan or an incomplete plan will see opportunities to design backup systems, secure inventories, and create contingencies to get back to business as soon as possible. Taking into account such considerations as insurance, supply chain, alternate facilities (as your publication is doing), and redundant data systems are all things that should be top-of-mind for facility managers and others charged with disaster recovery/business continuity.

Disaster Prevention and Response Goal of Agreement

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A memorandum of understanding calls for FEMA and ICC to support the maintenance, adoption, outreach, training, and enforcement of disaster-resistant building safety codes to reduce human and economic losses resulting from natural hazards including hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and flooding.