Hurricane Evacuation Shelter Selection Standards

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These standards reflect the application of technical data compiled from hurricane evacuation studies, other hazard information, and research findings related to wind loads and structural problems, to help ensure safe shelter for evacuating public. Current guidance comes from an interagency collaboration group comprised of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Clemson University supported the development of the 1992 hurricane evacuation shelter selection standards.
This resource is part of a Collection of similar guidelines entitled "Storm Evacuation Shelter", and is included in the series of Collections supporting response to natural disaster resilient shelter. Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.