FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Mitigation Project Reunites a Town Divided   [open pdf - 68KB]

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency (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 1993, the Cambria Dam in Columbia County, Wisconsin suffered a major washout and damage to the nearby roadway was extensive. Eleven years later, floodwaters assaulted the Cambria dam again, in late May 2004. Construction on a new dam began on September 29, 2005 and By December 7, 2005, Cambria had a new dam. The total cost of the new Cambria Mitigation Dam project amounted to $1,258,585. Of this amount, the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) funding share was $943,939." 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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