Research animals need protection from the catastrophic losses that can occur during disasters. The best method of protecting animals is to house them in facilities that have been reinforced using disaster-resistant construction methods. The authors explain the use of site-specific risk analysis to determine the proper building site and features.
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Vogelweid, C., Hill, J., Shea, R. et al. Using Site Assessment and Risk Analysis to Plan and Build Disaster-Resistant Programs and Facilities. Lab Anim 32, 40–44 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/laban0203-40