ABSTRACT

FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Enlarged Community Park Prevents Damage to Homes   [open pdf - 29KB]

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 34 homes on the west side of the Skagit River, opposite downtown Mount Vernon, were severely damaged in the 1996 floods, city officials concluded it was time to take aggressive steps to prevent this kind of damage in the future. In partnership with the Washington State Division of Emergency Management and FEMA, the City of Mount Vernon acquired 34 flood-prone properties."

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Date:
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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pdf
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