FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: After Andrew, South Florida Family Keeps Vow to Be Hurricane-Ready   [open pdf - 33KB]

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. This Best Practice Story describes that, "Barbara Schwartz, who lived for weeks without electricity after Hurricane Andrew ravaged South Florida in 1992, knows how to keep her family hurricane ready. 'We never wait until the last minute once we get the notice of when a storm will hit our area,' noted Schwartz. 'Being ready means we will be better able to cope with hardships that can come after the main storm has passed.'" 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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