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Special Wind Region (SWR) Maps for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

FEMA 2020, hazard mitigation, Vulnerability, wind

October 27, 2021

This handout offers guidance on how design professionals, planners, citizens, and other stakeholders can use an alternative method to determine design wind speeds for various types of buildings in the CNMI.

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.

Reducing Wind Damage in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

2021, DRR, SSG, wind

August 9, 2021

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.