FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Hazard Mitigation Measures Protect Pump Station from Repetitive Flooding   [open pdf - 41KB]

Alternate Title: Mitigation Protects Pump Station From Repetitive Flooding

"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." [...] "A wastewater pumping station belonging to the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority (WVSA) is often at the mercy of the Susquehanna River. The repetitive flooding was a serious problem for the WVSA pumping station, resulting in damaged equipment and costly repairs. After the floods of 1996, WVSA took action to reduce damages and losses from future floods. The WVSA applied to FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for a long term solution to the repetitive flooding." 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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