FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Athens Resident Pleased with Retrofitted Home   [open pdf - 40KB]

Alternate Title: Athens County Retrofit Homeowner Pleased With Result

This document is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Best Practices Portfolio. The Best Practices Portfolio is a collection of true stories about people and communities who have experienced disasters, and what mitigation they used to survive, rebuild, and prepare for disasters. From the document: "Kara Edmonds is Community Development Coordinator for the Tri- County Community Action Agency serving Athens, Hocking and Perry counties in southeastern Ohio. Athens County suffered isolated flooding along several streams during the March 1997 disaster, in areas that had been damaged in two previous declared floods since 1990. Edmonds was designated by county commissioners to work with FEMA and OEMA in pursuing mitigation assistance for repetitively damaged properties, including two homes bordering Sugar Creek. 'These weren't huge projects,' said Edmonds, 'but they met some serious needs for people in the community, and we found both the Ohio Emergency Management team and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program very flexible and easy to work with.'" This and other individual FEMA Best Practices documents are also combined in "Mitigation Best Practices: Public and Private Sector Best Practice Stories for All Activity/Project Types in All States and Territories Relating to All Hazards [August 10, 2011]," which can be accessed at the following link: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=683132]

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