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FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Blackstone Tree Trimming Measures   [open pdf - 30KB]

Alternate Title: Blackstone Tree Trimming Measures Minimizing Utility Damages

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: "After a 1998 ice storm wreaked havoc on power lines, cables, trees, and cut power to Blackstone residents for hours, town manager Larry Palmore decided it was enough. 'Then last year [2002] we had another ice storm and a couple of small twisters. That was enough. There was no question we had to do something to keep from losing power and having downed (power) lines all over the place,' Palmore said. Palmore and his work crew began a tree-trimming campaign in this community of nearly 15,000 residents to reduce the risk of losing power due to downed trees and branches during severe storms, thereby increasing the safety of the people of Blackstone." 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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2005-01-01
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Public Domain
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): http://www.fema.gov/
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