ABSTRACT

FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Shutters Provide Peace of Mind During Storm   [open pdf - 50KB]

"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." [...] "Houston Hospice saw the need for hurricane shutters following damage to the Patient Care Unit, estimated at $45,000, incurred from Tropical Storm Allison (June 2001). In January 2003, the hospice received a $131,250 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through its Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) for the placement of storm shutters on the windows and doors of its Patient Care Unit." 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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2008-11-06
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Public Domain
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): http://www.fema.gov/
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