FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Bader Recovery Project   [open pdf - 29KB]

Alternate Title: Bader Home Recovery Project Protecting It From Future Landslides

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: "During June of 1995, four major, record rainfalls caused flooding and landslides with such velocities that structures in the valley were knocked off their foundations. This 500-year flood event served to change permanently the mountain, the course of the stream below it, and the lives of the Baders. The Baders, a family with young children, had all of their financial resources tied up in the property. The Baders sought assistance from their local government who in turn joined with the State and Federal teams in developing and evaluating alternatives. The most cost effective alternative was to relocate the house to higher ground (already owned by them), where it will be at a much lower risk of flood or landslide." 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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