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FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Small City Escapes Big Damages Due to Successful Mitigation Practices   [open pdf - 457KB]

"In a city with a population of 3,500, only one house in Bunker Hill Village [Texas] suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Harvey. Homeowners credit the city's proactive approach to mitigation. 'We know storms are coming. If you are not prepared, you need to get prepared,' said Steve Smith, the city's director of public works and building official. 'How well you get through the storm depends on how well prepared you are.'"

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