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LLIS Innovative Practice: Nashville Floods: Automated Building Permits   [open pdf - 275KB]

"In the aftermath of the 2010 Nashville floods, requests for rebuilding permits overwhelmed the city's Department of Codes and Building Safety. The Department repurposed an existing permitting system to expedite applicant requests, allowing the Department to focus on more severe cases. […] On May 1-2, 2010, the Cumberland River basin experienced a 1,000-year rainfall that resulted in a flood in excess of a 500-year event, inundating the Nashville Metropolitan area. The flooding damaged approximately 12,000 homes and claimed 11 lives. After the storm, an initial 9,000 requests for rebuilding permits overwhelmed the Nashville Department of Codes and Building Safety. To cope with the surge in requests, the Department repurposed its e-Permitting system for use by residential flood victims. This allowed individuals with minimally damaged homes to skip the lengthy in-person application process and self-issue their permits online."

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2015-09-01?
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Public Domain
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Lessons Learned Information Sharing (LLIS)
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