ABSTRACT

FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Elevating Service Equipment Reduces Flood Losses for Homeowner   [open pdf - 34KB]

"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." [...] "While repairing his damaged home after a flood, Mr. Stalbird of Bangor, of Pennsylvania realized that by elevating his furnace and water heater just a few feet off the ground, they would likely be spared in the event of future 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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2006-08-30
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Public Domain
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): http://www.fema.gov/
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