Disaster Resistance -
Flooding / Coastal Flooding

Flooding, whether due to coastal storm surges, rising inland waterways, or even burst pipes, is the most common disaster type, impacting more U.S. homes than any other natural disasters. Select the building components listed below to see guides that provide detailed information on making your home more resistant to water damage.

Description
Overview guide describing residential floodproofing steps.
Description
Guide describing options for designing and locating the thermal boundary at the attic floor or along the roof line in new and existing homes.

Walls

Windows

Doors

Description
Guide describing garage doors that are pressure-rated to withstand wind pressures from hurricanes, high winds, and tornados.

Porches / Carports / Decks

Description
Guide describing how to provide a continuous load path with appropriate connectors to improve the wind resistance of attached porches, carports, and decks during high-wind events.

Foundation

Site

Operations

Equipment