FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Brigham Hill Road: Preventing Washouts   [open pdf - 27KB]

Alternate Title: Brigham Hill Road Preventing Washouts

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: "Vermont has received 11 Federally declared disasters in the past decade as result of flooding. [...] The towns of Colchester, Milton and Essex joined together following the damage to tackle persistent flood damage on a shared thoroughfare, the Brigham Hill and Mars Hollow Roads. Today residents are seeing significant benefits from this mitigation. A grant from FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) covered 75 percent of the $95,245 cost." 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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