Earthquake Mitigation Plan

Nonstructural Mitigation

Most injuries during an earthquake are caused by falling objects. In the United States, over 90% of earthquake damage is to building contents. By securing contents in our homes and offices now, damages will be far less and many injuries will be prevented.

Nonstructural Mitigation

Non-Structural Mitigation link to informational flyer.

Water Heater Strapping Information

Strapping water heater graphic link.

Earthquake Home Hazard Hunt

Earthquake Home Hazard Hunt link to FEMA information.

Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage

Cover of Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage link to FEMA website.

Structural Mitigation

The information provided on this site is intended to provide you with information on steps you can take to correct common weaknesses that can result in your home being damaged by earthquakes. The main source of information is FEMA's Earthquake Safety Guide for Homeowners (FEMA 530/September 2005). 

The information provided on this site is intended to provide you with information on steps you can take to correct common weaknesses that can result in your home being damaged by earthquakes. The main source of information is FEMA's Earthquake Safety Guide for Homeowners (FEMA 530/September 2005).

Earthquake Safety Guide for Homeowners

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Homebuilders' Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction

Homebuilders Guide to Earthquake Resistant Design and Construction link to FEMA website.