FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Evansville Acquisition   [open pdf - 26KB]

Alternate Title: Evansville Acquisition Village Implements Mitigation Measures

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 village is a small community in southwestern Illinois along the Kaskaskia River, about 10 miles from its confluence with the Mississippi River. In the Great Flood of 1993, the village experienced record flooding as the Mississippi River floodwaters backed up the Kaskaskia River. Homes and businesses were inundated with more than ten feet of water, causing severe damage to over 20 structures. The Village of Evansville utilized the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to acquire the substantially damaged structures." 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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