FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Streams Flow Free for the Citizen Potawatomi Nation   [open pdf - 26KB]

"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." [...] "In Shawnee, Oaklahoma the Squirrel Creek creates a property boundary of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN) in east-central Oklahoma. Historically, the creek causes minimal flooding to Tribal lands twice a year. Despite a history of uneventful flooding, the Tribe maintains an unimpaired channel of the Creek in anticipation of larger flood events. This mitigation measure helped avoid significant losses when floodwaters in July 2007 inundated their lands." 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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