FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Mitigation Promotes Disaster Preparedness for Families   [open pdf - 89KB]

"This document is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Best Practices Portfolio. The Best Practices Portfolio is a collection of true stories about people and communities who have experienced disasters, and what mitigation they used to survive, rebuild, and prepare for disasters." From the document: "Although public awareness of disasters is heightened in certain months of the year, there is never a wrong time to prepare for disasters. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides several publications that inform families how to prepare for disasters and rebuild after they strike. The Hazard Mitigation branch of FEMA promotes efforts and techniques to reduce the loss of life and property in natural disasters. The Community Education and Outreach (CEO), one of the departments in the branch, specializes in distributing these publications in communities recently affected by disasters. Through CEO, communities become more aware of the effects of disasters while learning methods to protect their families and homes from becoming substantially damaged in the future." 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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