FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Mitigation Helps Jensen Beach Restaurant Weather Another Storm Season   [open pdf - 38KB]

"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." [...] "Mr. Trudel, who has operated Jan's Place restaurant in Jensen Beach, Florida for the past 14 years with his wife. All the windows on the second floor were retrofitted in 2003 with hurricane-resistant windows that proved effective in minimizing damage during Hurricane Wilma in 2005." 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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