FEMA’s Mitigation Assessment Team Program – Where Have We Been and Where Have We Still To Go? 2010 ASFPM National Conference John Ingargiola – FEMA Eric Letvin – URS. Presentation Outline . Program Overview – Where Have We Been? What Has Been the Effect of the MATs?
FEMA’s Mitigation Assessment Team Program – Where Have We Been and Where Have We Still To Go?2010 ASFPM National Conference John Ingargiola – FEMAEric Letvin – URS
Besides storm characteristics, damage appears to be a function of the following;
Local site requirements, such as:
House at Poipu Beach after Iniki with transported lava rock. Lava rocks were a local site condition that served as debris, causing additional damage to many structures.
BFE = 16 ft NGVD, Floor at 21.5 ft
Floor at +/- BFEBuilding Elevation & Freeboard
Daulphin Island, AL after Hurricane Georges
Buildings constructed to modern building codes demonstrate significantly improved building performance.Building Codes
Adjuntas, PR after Hurricane Georges
There is a need for increased inspections by designers or third-party inspectors.Inspection
Inadequate sheathing attachment – Hurricane Katrina
Foundation scour was reported to be 10 feet deep at this house on the Bolivar Peninsula, TX, after Hurricane Ike.
All MATs have noted that, in general, buildings functioning as critical and essential facilities have not performed better than commercial buildings.