FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Morgan County Flood Buyout Project   [open pdf - 27KB]

Alternate Title: Morgan County Acquisitions Flood Buyout Project

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: "Residents in various Morgan County locations along the Potomac River and its tributaries have suffered repeated flood damage. The buyout project was a joint Federal, State and local undertaking. It involved acquiring the properties and demolishing the structures. Once this is completed, the county will grade the vacant lots and then maintain them as open space in perpetuity." 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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