FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: All Dressed Up to Brave the Wind   [open pdf - 38KB]

"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." [...] "After years of the tedious task of boarding up the buildings to secure them during impending disasters, the city of Freeport, Texas applied for and received a grant to install hurricane shutters. The shutter retrofit project began in August 2006 and was completed June 2007 at a cost of $38,394. Freeport received a grant of $28,795 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)." 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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