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FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Risk MAP Success Story: Fairbanks, Alaska: A Benchmark for Cooperation   [open pdf - 32KB]

"Because accurate structure elevation information is critical in the establishment of flood insurance policy rates, the availability of reliable and geographically convenient survey monuments and benchmarks is an important element of a community's flood mitigation and prevention infrastructure. A review of the city of Fairbanks' benchmarks determined that in at least one area at risk, the cost required to calculate adequate elevation data was prohibitively high for many homeowners, thus preventing many property owners from obtaining information needed for a Letter of Map Amendment or other required documentation for flood insurance purposes."

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