FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Electric Utility - Community Partnerships Reduce Damage from Trees   [open pdf - 29KB]

Alternate Title: Electric Utility & the Community Partnerships Reduce Damage From Trees

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: "In 1995, thirty-two communities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island formed Tree Stewardship partnerships with Eastern Utilities to reduce tree damage from storms. A risk assessment was conducted to determine the characteristics of trees that pose an above average threat to arterial power lines and roadways. In addition, analysis was conducted to evaluate system performance of the electric utility infrastructure." 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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