FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Hospital Gears Up to Combat the Flood   [open pdf - 44KB]

Alternate Title: Hospital Gear Up to Combat Flood

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency 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." [...] "During Tropical Storm Allison the Texas Medical Center sustained over $2.03 billion in damage. Following the 2001 flood, an engineering firm was retained to perform a study prior to developing a comprehensive flood mitigation plan. The Dry Flood Proofing Project began in December 2002 and was completed in December 2004, at a cost of $5,013,496. St. Luke's received a $3,866,698 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through its Hazard Mitigation Program (HMGP). The hospital paid the other 25 percent. The project called for the installation of 20 submarine doors." 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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