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12. Floodwalls A. are compacted earthem structures. B. Require considerable land area C. are engineered barriers typically constructed of reinforced concrete or masonry. D. satisfy the NFIP requirement for bringing substantially damaged or improved structures into compliance.
Weegy: A flood wall (or floodwall) is a primarily vertical artificial barrier designed to temporarily contain the waters of a river or other waterway which may rise to unusual levels during seasonal or extreme weather events. [ Flood walls are mainly used on locations where space is scarce, such as cities or where building levees or dikes (dykes) would interfere with other interests, such as existing buildings, historical architecture or ... (More)
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8. When elevation is selected as the appropriate retrofitting measure A. structures should be raised so that the lowest floor is at or above the flood protection elevation. B. existing footings are always sufficient to carry expected loads. C. one foot of freeboard is included as a factor of safety. D. a&c
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When elevation is selected as the appropriate retrofitting measure: D. a&c.

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11. A fault is a fracture in the earth's outer shell, on either side of which rock mass moves ______________. A. horizontally B. vertically C. both horizontally and vertically D. Any of the above.
Weegy: d. Any of the above. [ [ ] ] User: 13. A community that is likely to incur a great deal of damage during an earthquake is referred to as having a high seismic ______________. A. cost B. impact C. risk D. hazard Weegy: d. risk (More)
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8. The Richter Scale measures the __________ of an earthquake. A. frequency B. magnitude C. impact D. speed
Weegy: a. magnitude User: 9. A tall building has a longer natural period than a short one. A. True B. False User: 10. Earthquake activity can be caused by ___________ movement of plates. A. convergent B. divergent C. lateral D. All of the above. Weegy: The answer is d. all of the above. User: 20. All faults will cause earthquakes. A. True B. False User: 19. In order to make the construction of seismically safe buildings ... (More)
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21. Mission areas are comprised of the capabilities required for executing a function at any time (before, during, or after an incident) and across all threats and hazards. Four of the five preparedness mission areas are: Prevention, Protection, Response, and Recovery. Which is the fifth mission area? A. Planning B. Readiness C. Preparation D. Mitigation
Weegy: D. the fifth mission area is mitigation. User: 22. Select the FALSE statement from below: A. Successful recovery involves the support and involvement of all stakeholders within the community—including individuals and households, the nonprofit and private sectors, and all levels of government—and with outside entities that are assisting in recovery operations. B. To ensure that the community has sufficient resources, jurisdictions ... (More)
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