FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Glenville Buy-outs: Back to Nature   [open pdf - 43KB]

"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." [...] "Mr. Marino, long-time President of the Glenville/Stanton Crest Civic Association, and Tom Gordon, former county executive, unified the neighborhood and endeavored to have the State of Delaware purchase flood-damaged homes. Mitigation studies conducted by the State concluded that property acquisition and relocation was a sound decision to address the flooding problem in Glenville. Through the collaborative efforts of the State, New Castle County, the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) and FEMA, funds were allocated for the buyout project." 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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