An Independent Study to Assess the Future Savings from Mitigation Activities


Volume 1 Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations


Volume 2 − Study Documentation (the links below take you to the chapters)

                  Front Matter
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Principles and Definitions
Chapter 3 - Data Collection, Processing and Analysis
Chapter 4 - Methods of Analysis
Chapter 5 - Community Studies Results
Chapter 6 - Benefit-Cost Analysis of FEMA Mitigation Grants
Chapter 7 - Study Findings
Appendix A - Project Participants and ATC IPRT Endorsement
Appendix B - Community Studies: Guidelines and Specifications
Appendix C - Demographic Characteristics of Communities
Appendix D - Assumptions and Limitations
Appendix E - Casualty Estimation Methodology
Appendix F - HAZUSMH Injuries and the Abbreviated Injury Scale
Appendix G - Property Loss Estimation - Flood
Appendix H - Property and Casualty Loss Estimation - Tornado
Appendix I  - Business Interruption Benefits
Appendix J  - Environmental and Historic Benefit Estimation
Appendix K - Process Grant Benefit Estimation
Appendix L - Base-Isolated Building Loss Estimation
Appendix M - Debris Flow Damage Estimation
Appendix N - Four Methods to Select Sample and Scale-up Benefit
Appendix O - Community Selection Process
Appendix P - Bibliography of Community Documents
Appendix Q - Project Impact
Appendix R - Combined Sampling and Modeling Uncertainty
Appendix S - Validation and Quality Control


Volume 2 − Study Documentation (condensed)

                Chapters 1 through 7

                Appendices A through S

                References and Glossary