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Mitigating Wind Damage to Existing Critical Facilities

FEMA 2021, DRR, SSG, wind

August 9, 2021

This Recovery Advisory provides information to reduce critical facility vulnerability to damage from high wind, including suggestions for assessing the vulnerability of a critical facility to future hazards. The information in this advisory is most useful for retrofits of existing buildings, but also references design guidance appropriate for new construction. Although the focus of this document is on critical facilities, many of the recommendations can be applied to other types of facilities. The audience for this recovery advisory is critical facility owners and operators, engineers, and architects.

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