FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Elevated Private Residence   [open pdf - 27KB]

Alternate Title: Elevated Private Residence Elevation Protects Homeowner

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 City of Roseville, California and surrounding areas have experienced repetitive flooding in 1986, 1995, and 1997. These floods have caused significant damage to both public and private properties. Our homeowner was a victim of two of these events. [...] Following the flood of 1995, this homeowner made the decision to elevate his home. He followed recommendations of FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and received a portion of funds that were available to Placer County from FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)." 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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