Performance of One- and Two-Family Dwellings (FEMA P-2178)
August 9, 2021
This report (FEMA P-2178) focuses on the performance of one- and two-family dwellings impacted by the event. The performance of these residential buildings varied depending on their design, construction type and quality, geographic location, maintenance history, and siting. The recommendations resulting from building performance assessments help FEMA support long-term recovery efforts. FEMA coordinates with local agencies and organizations to assess the hazard-resistant provisions of building codes and standards, allowing these provisions to be enhanced and strengthened. In addition, recommendations support community development of long-term strategies to aid in reconstruction, reduce damage from hazard events, and improve community resilience. The recommendations are provided to help the CNMI outline a path forward for reconstruction, building community resilience, and other relevant ongoing activities. These recommendations also can be used by the CNMI to help guide and better prepare communities, property owners, and other stakeholders for future storms.