Advisories from the Federal Emergency Management Agency aim to guide rebuilding and new construction in hurricane-prone areas. The property damage from Hurricane Sandy is similar to that caused by Katrina, said John Ingargiola, a FEMA structural engineer. "I think, together as a community, we need to think of ways to collaborate and get the message out" about the need to make structures resistant to storms, Ingargiola said in New Orleans.

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