FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Dream Comes True: Mitigated Haven in Mississippi   [open pdf - 46KB]

"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." [...] "When a new beachfront housing development opened in 1995 at Belle Fountaine in Ocean Springs, Charlotte Lamar walked the five waterfront lots until she decided on one for her dream house. Ms. Lamar's home suffered little damage during Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, thanks to mitigation measures she employed during its construction." 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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