FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Building beyond Code Requirements in Charlston   [open pdf - 32KB]

Alternate Title: Building Beyond Code Requirements Charleston, South Carolina

"The 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." [...] "In order to prepare for earthquakes, the city of Charleston, South Carolina adopted Superior Code Home Standards, which are voluntary standards that go beyond the minimum code requirements for new and existing construction by the Home Ownership Program in the Charleston area, Seabrook Island, South Carolina, and the Habitat for Humanity." 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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