FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Mitigation Prevents Disaster Declaration for Montevideo, Minnesota   [open pdf - 28KB]

"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." [...] "The City of Montevideo, Minnesota knows the benefits of mitigation (reducing loss of life and property). They have been actively mitigating the threat of flooding from the Chippewa River since 1993, when they participated in their first Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) acquisition project. The City's flood-fighting efforts have paid off. In March of 2009, the City experienced its sixth highest flood on record, and yet they had almost no need to assist individuals or businesses in fighting the flood; it had already been done for them through all the mitigation projects." 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]

Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): http://www.fema.gov/
Media Type:
Help with citations