New: Earthquake Preparedness Fact Sheet Now in Spanish


Check out this new Spanish-language fact sheet published by FEMA to help raise awareness about the need to prepare financially for earthquakes: LOS TERREMOTOS PUEDEN VACIAR SU CUENTA BANCARIA

The Earthquakes Can Drain Your Bank Account fact sheet (English) was developed by the FEMA Region 9 earthquake insurance team and translated into Spanish courtesy of FEMA Region 10. You’ll find both versions in the Featured Outreach Products section of the Insure Against Earthquakes hub, along with many other free resources that you can use in your next public outreach and education event or social media campaign.

A New FEMA Publication Focuses on Seismic Building Codes

This spring, FEMA released A Step Forward: Recommendations for Improving Seismic Code Development, Content, and Education (P-2191). The project task group that produced it was charged with studying ways to improve the seismic code development process in order to better serve the engineering community. The group focused on three topic areas: improving the standard and code development process, making the standards and codes easier to use, and improved communication with the engineering community and the public.

This publication can be downloaded from FEMA’s website.

Visit FEMA’s Building Science Resource Library to find more hazard-specific guidance publications.