FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Puyallup River Levee Rehabilitation Project   [open pdf - 49KB]

"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." [...] "In 1996, a flood on the Puyallup damaged several homes along the river a few miles upstream from the city of Orting, damaged or destroyed several hundred feet of a levee, and threatened Orville Road, an important local roadway. That event triggered efforts by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), in close cooperation with Pierce County, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), and the Puyallup Tribe of Indians to develop a plan to address the flood damages and lessen the risk of future damages along the river." 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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