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FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Winning the Battle Against High Wind Events   [open pdf - 34KB]

"Hurricane Isaac's winds, rain, and flooding were a big test for the new Plaquemines Parish Government Administrative Headquarters. The building, purchased shortly after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, was refitted with exterior storm panels beginning in 2010. The protective measures were funded with a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). HMGP pays 75 percent on approved projects that will prevent or reduce damage from storms and other natural disasters. These grants are made available for both public and private projects. Isaac would determine if the measures were effective and if the move to the new headquarters was a good choice."

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