FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Sliding Flood Walls Help Protect Danville Borough from Flooding   [open pdf - 39KB]

"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." [...] "Located on the bank of the Susquehanna River, the town of Danville Borough, Pennsylvania floods regularly during major rain events. Danville community leaders sought a better way to protect the town. Danville developed a flood mitigation project and submitted an application to the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency to apply for funds from FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to construct sliding flood walls at vulnerable points in the town." 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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