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National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program Office

NIST is designated by Congress as the Lead Agency for the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP). This Office coordinates the NWIRP research and implementation activities for the four NWIRP agencies – the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), NIST, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Science Foundation (NSF).

National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program Staff

Steve McCabe Acting Director 301-366-9765
Tina Faecke Management and Program Analyst 301 975-5911
Marc Levitan Research Wind Engineer 301 975-5340
dereka.carroll [at] (Dereka Carroll-Smith) Research Meteorologist  

News and Updates


2021 Disaster Resilience Symposium

Tue, Jul 20 2021, 11:00am - Wed, Jul 21 2021, 3:30pm EDT
Note: Captions are forthcoming. The Engineering Laboratory at NIST, Gaithersburg, will be hosting its fourth annual

2019 Disaster Resilience Symposium

Wed, Aug 7 - Thu, Aug 8 2019
The Engineering Laboratory at NIST, Gaithersburg, hosted its second annual symposium, August 7-8, 2019, featuring the


Learning from Hurricane Maria's Impacts on Puerto Rico: A Progress Report

Joseph Main, Maria K. Dillard, Erica D. Kuligowski, Benjamin Davis, Jazalyn D. Dukes, Kenneth W. Harrison, Jennifer Helgeson, Katherine J. Johnson, Marc L. Levitan, Judith Mitrani-Reiser, Scott J. Weaver, DongHun Yeo, Luis D. Bermúdez, Joel Cline, Thomas Kirsch
On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated much of Puerto Rico, damaging buildings that its communities relied upon for medical care, safety