Flood Protection for Backup and Emergency Power Fuel Systems: Iowa Floods of 2016 Recovery Advisory   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Purpose and Intended Audience section: "The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) deployed a Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) to examine damage in Linn County and Black Hawk County, Iowa after the Midwest floods of 2016. The area experienced a precedent setting flood of record in 2008 and used the following years to implement flood mitigation measures to protect against a similar event. The 2016 floods were once again very substantial and well above 100-year flood level in many locations across Iowa, but the depth and extents of flooding were not of the same magnitude as the 2008 floods. Fortunately, the mitigation measures implemented after the 2008 floods performed successfully in the impacted areas to protect buildings and infrastructure providing for rapid recovery and allowing residents to return to their normal routines much more quickly than in 2008. This Recovery Advisory provides building owners, operators, facility managers, and designers with information on mitigation actions that can help protect power systems, and fuel supplies from flood damage. Protecting these systems from the impact of flooding enabling basic functionality to be restored at facilities shortly after floodwaters recede."

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