FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Village Relocates Uphill Above Floodplain   [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." [...] "Rhineland, Missouri has a history of repetitive flooding. The residents decided to relocate homes to the crest of the nearby bluff at a total estimated cost of $4.3 million. Local government, Missouri Housing Development Commission, Missouri Economic Development joined resources with U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grants and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to accomplish the move." 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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