FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Where O, Where Does the Water Go? Not in My Home   [open pdf - 37KB]

"The FEMA 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." [...] "On July 3, 2007, floodwaters from the Neosha River and Tar Creek inundated homes in six neighborhoods of Miami, Oklahoma. While most homeowners sought temporary housing, 19 former residents of the affected neighborhoods rode out the storm from the security of their newly acquired housing since selling their formerly flood prone habitats as part of the City of Miami's acquisition projects." 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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