FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Mitigation Techniques Save a Bungalow in the Meadow   [open pdf - 35KB]

"As Hurricane Sandy moved across the Atlantic Ocean in late October 2012, coastal New Jersey residents prepared for the storm's impact by moving their cars and boarding up windows and doors. Many residents expected to quickly return to their homes and begin preparing to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. Sam Juliano and his neighbors in West Creek, New Jersey did not expect the five foot surge the storm brought that ravaged his community. Since he and his wife rebuilt their home nearly three years ago to the new building standards, they escaped the storm's wrath with minor damage and cleanup unlike the majority of the residents on their street."

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