FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Destroyed Historic House by River Gets New Life   [open pdf - 30KB]

Alternate Title: Rain-Damaged Home Gets New Life Community Help Allows Homeowners to Stay

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: "When the Rapidan River in northern Virginia crested 30.5 feet above flood stage in June of 1995, devastating the Furloughs' historic 145-year-old house, they knew what they would do: rebuild on their home site by the river, elevate it, and get flood insurance." 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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