FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Code Enforcement Plays Major Role in Floodplain Management   [open pdf - 39KB]

"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." [...] "Rock Island County, Illinois is a county that has a history of flooding. In June 2008, flooding caused by severe storms resulted in a major disaster declaration for the State of Illinois, which directly impacted 25 counties. Damage in Rock Island County was minimal, partly due to floodplain management strategies." 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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