FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Middlesboro Storm Sewer System - Upgrades Mitigate Flooding   [open pdf - 44KB]

Alternate Title: Middlesboro Storm Sewer System: Upgrades Mitigate Flooding

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Best Practices Portfolio consists of mitigation stories submitted by individuals and communities that describe measures they have taken to reduce the loss of life and property from disasters. These Best Practices are meant to provide ideas and concepts about reducing losses and to encourage others to evaluate their own risk and consider mitigation as a long term solution to reducing that risk." [...] "The residents of Middlesboro in Bell County, Kentucky, are no strangers to flooding. Between 1990 and 1994, the small community was inundated by floodwaters six times. In September 1999, the City of Middlesboro was awarded funds through FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to replace a portion of its downtown storm sewer system. New galvanized tile and cast concrete drains and pipelines replaced those that were damaged or undersized so that floodwaters could drain more quickly." 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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