FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: When Enough is Really Enough   [open pdf - 39KB]

"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." [...] "Villa Grove, Illinois is prone to flash floods as well as river flooding. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) along with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offered a solution to the town of Villa Grove "" the acquisition of floodprone properties. FEMA would fund 75 percent of the acquisition project through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). IEMA submitted the HMGP application to FEMA for a total of $372,300. The Federal share provided $279,225 (75 percent) in project funds. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources/Office of Water Resources (IDNR/OWR) Flood Mitigation Program provided the State/local match of $93,075. All of the acquired properties have returned to open green space." 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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