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Do you know what to expect in the next big earthquake? The USGS just released a new website to help Bay Area residents learn about the big issues to expect before, during, and after a major earthquake in an urban area. Get prepared here and learn everything you need to know about living in earthquake country.

Posted on 04.11.18

New! Earthquake Housing Loss Report ABAG is pleased to announce the release of our newest research. The new data illustrates the consequences to the region’s housing stock from 16 earthquake scenarios. How would your county fare? Visit the web page, read the housing loss and shelter needs white papers, and download the data for yourself.

Posted on 02.08.18

Soft Story Model Ordinance and Handbook Resilience Policy Guidance Document – ABAG is pleased to announce the release of our newest publication. This document is an adaptable model ordinance, with guidance, designed to help your jurisdiction adopt a soft story retrofit program. Check out the ordinance today! For questions or comments, or if you want help developing a retrofit program, email us.

Posted on 06.01.17

Tools for Implementing Resilience Practice Workshop Series – Please join ABAG’s Resilience Program and key partners over the next year by participating in our new workshop series. Throughout 2017, we will explore how local governments can gain technical information and build local capacity to implement resilience-building strategies. This series builds on the Mitigation and Adaptation Plan workshop series held in summer 2015 to develop climate-inclusive local hazard mitigation plans. Now that many jurisdictions’ plans are completed and adopted, implementing identified strategies is critical to increasing resilience. This workshop series will provide tools, examples, connections, and concepts for implementation. For more information, click here. Posted on 02.23.17

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