FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Atmore Plaza on Dry Ground   [open pdf - 30KB]

Alternate Title: Atmore Plaza on Dry Ground Businesses Dry After Hurricane Ivan

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: "Atmore Plaza was known for its chronic flooding, along with the other structures located in the 142--acre Owen Street drainage area. The existing 1940's drainage system could not handle the volume of surface water that accumulated during heavy rains. To the pleasant surprise of many residents, Atmore Plaza did not flood during Hurricane Ivan. The success was due to a recently expanded drainage system." 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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