FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Excelsior Springs Acquisition   [open pdf - 27KB]

Alternate Title: Excelsior Springs Acquisition Green Space Brings Wildlife

This document is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Best Practices Portfolio. The Best Practices Portfolio is a collection of true stories about people and communities who have experienced disasters, and what mitigation they used to survive, rebuild, and prepare for disasters. From the document: "The charming, late Victorian-era Town is renowned for its remarkable varieties of mineral waters. The Town is located in the northeast portion of Missouri along the Fishing River, about 30 miles northeast of Kansas City. Floods and flash floods have devastated Excelsior Springs many times. In 1993 severe flash floods devastated the town causing extensive damage. Residents were evacuated. Streets were closed. Homes were destroyed. Cars, furniture, appliances all were swept away. Every public building was flooded. With financial support from FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grants program, Excelsior Springs has taken measures to mitigate against future costly floods." This and other individual FEMA Best Practices documents are also combined in "Mitigation Best Practices: Public and Private Sector Best Practice Stories for All Activity/Project Types in All States and Territories Relating to All Hazards [August 10, 2011]," which can be accessed at the following link: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=683132]

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