FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Acquisition in Cambridge Allows Homeowners to Enjoy View from the Top   [open pdf - 40KB]

Alternate Title: Acquisition in Cambridge Residents Like View From the Top

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: "'It was a bad situation turned good,' said Ron LePage, a buyout participant, in Cambridge, OH. Cambridge, with a population of 13,000, sits at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Guernsey County. Homes are nestled in the rolling terrain, a dream for those at the peak, but the runoff from heavy rainfall plagues homes at the lower elevations. The acquisition project primarily focused on 60-65 homes suffering from decades of loss due to repetitive flooding." 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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