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FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Texas Home Elevation Ends Cycle of Repetitive Flooding   [open pdf - 765KB]

"Hurricane Harvey, a Category 4 hurricane, brought torrential downpours and days of flooding that devastated the small town of Webster, located southeast of Houston in Harris County. The 2017 hurricane submerged the majority of homes in their neighborhood, but John and Mary Sullivan's home was an exception. Elevation saved their home."

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