FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Geneva: Buy-Outs and Acquisitions   [open pdf - 27KB]

Alternate Title: Geneva: Buy Outs and Acquisitions Keeping Residents Dry

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: "Geneva County, Alabama has a long history of flooding. In 1861, the town was destroyed by a flood and relocated to higher ground. To stem the cycle of disasters, Geneva applied for hazard mitigation grant funds to acquire structures most at risk. FEMA agreed to fund the buyout of dozens of buildings." 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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