FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Homes Saved from Flooding-HMGP Used to Purchase Homes   [open pdf - 43KB]

Alternate Title: Homes Saved From Flooding HMGP Used to Purchase Homes

This document is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Best Practices Portfolio. The Best Practices Portfolio is a collection of true stories about people and communities who have experienced disasters, and what mitigation they used to survive, rebuild, and prepare for disasters. This Best Practice Story describes that, "The six Mobile homes that sit on a small peninsula near the Hi-Land Lake and the Portage River in Michigan were purchased through the Hazard Mitigation Program Grant (HMPG) in order to eliminate the emotional and financial hardships that would afflict the homes' residents following potential floods. The case of the six mobile homes is proof of the effectiveness of flood mitigation for shortly after the homes were purchased, the area flooded and many of the trailers were severely damaged or destroyed." 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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