FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Education Program for Flood Control System   [open pdf - 27KB]

Alternate Title: Education Program for Flood Control Teaching Youths About Risks

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: "LA [Los Angeles] County and the LA County Office of Education embarked on a public education program through the school system directed to grade levels 4 -- 12 and requiring parent participation. Their goal is to educate young children and the general public about the extreme danger and substantial threat to life that the flood channel system presents. The greatest potential to educate the highest number of people is the school system, potentially reaching 5 million people." 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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