FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Poquoson Home Protection After Hurricane Isabel   [open pdf - 36KB]

Alternate Title: Poquoson Home Protection Elevating After Hurricane Isabel

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: "On September 16, 2003, Tim Morrison and his family finalized the purchase of their new home. Though eager to move in, the Morrison family had to wait until the renters currently occupying the house moved out. But within days, Hurricane Isabel moved into the area with a vengeance. Nine inches of water covered the first floor living space, with flood water over five feet deep surrounding the house. The hurricane blew down trees and branches, leaving debris everywhere. Being located in a high-risk flood area, fortunately, the Morrisons had flood insurance on the structure and the renters had flood insurance on their personal belongings." 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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