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Reducing Wind Damage in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

2021, DRR, SSG, wind

August 9, 2021

This Recovery Advisory provides guidance to homeowners for design, repairs, and maintenance of their homes in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI. These guidelines are helpful for all homes, regardless of whether they were damaged by Super Typhoon Yutu in October 2018. It offers tips to homeowners about evaluating, repairing, and maintaining single-family homes. This guidance comes from observations made and lessons learned by FEMA’s Super Typhoon Yutu Mitigation Assessment Team and from past hurricane building performance assessments. This Recovery Advisory focuses on residential roof construction and materials, and roof-to-wall connections. It also details a seven-step process for enhancing your safety by improving the performance of your home during high winds.

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