FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Traveling Rake Removes Debris from Filter   [open pdf - 33KB]

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency (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." [...] "Sechler Run, a creek running through Danville, Pennsylvania causes problems during severe storms. In 1988, a pumping station was installed to protect the town from the rising creek. A filter protects the pumps from debris, but keeping the filter from clogging presented a unique challenge. In 1998, Danville received $149,650 from FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grants Program to install a traveling rake that pulls debris off the filter and out of the water." 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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