FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Steele County Endeavors to Become Disaster-Resistant   [open pdf - 32KB]

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: "The winds blow hard across the farmlands and small towns of Steele County in southern Minnesota. Along with planting season comes tornado and storm season. The mostly rural county has experienced three presidentially declared disasters in the 1990s. In 1998, funds were made available to Steele County through the FEMA Project Impact pre-disaster mitigation program. This program focuses on helping communities protect themselves from the destructiveness of natural disasters by taking preventive action before a severe storm hits." 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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