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FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Medical Center Makes Peparedness Along with Patient and Employee Safety a Priority   [open pdf - 816KB]

"Mount Sinai Medical Center's main campus sits on a barrier island, separated from the mainland by three miles of Biscayne Bay. Its unique location puts the medical center in an area prone to flooding and hurricane damage. Budget limitations were a major consideration in solving the power outage problem. Finding a solution would require exploring grant opportunities available at FEMA. The county applied for Mitigation grant funding under the 5 Percent Initiative which considers funding projects that are difficult to pass the benefit-cost analysis. FEMA and Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) awarded the grant to Bayfield County in August 2013."

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