FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Island Sea Lab Prepares for Hurricanes   [open pdf - 44KB]

"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." [...] "After being repeatedly assaulted by hurricanes, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab decided to install hurricane shutters. Following Hurricane Ivan in 2004, the shutters were installed as a preventive measure against future hurricane damage. The Sea Lab was awarded FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds for the hurricane shutters. Following a major disaster declaration, the HMGP funds up to 75 percent of the eligible costs of a project that will reduce or eliminate damages from future natural hazard events. The grant, which totaled $169,998, was administered by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency." 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]

Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): http://www.fema.gov/
Media Type:
Help with citations