FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Couple Executes Elevation Project in Combating Flood   [open pdf - 43KB]

"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 June 2008, residents of Henderson County, Illinois suffered flood-related losses. While some homeowners began tearing down their homes, vowing never to rebuild in a local retirement community, Bill and Karen Opel will continue to enjoy the quiet life, free from the hustle and bustle of the big city, due to mitigation measures employed during the construction process of their home for retirement." 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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