FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Horses Find Safe Haven at State Fairgrounds   [open pdf - 36KB]

Alternate Title: Horses Find Safe Haven State Fairgrounds

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: "Tampa entrepreneur Bob Thomas, with the help of his friend Olin Mott, was determined to create the world's greatest horse show facility. It was the degree of dedication and love of horses that fostered the change from using the center as a shelter of equipment to a horse shelter. With the approach of Hurricane Charley, the Center received many phone calls and inquires from people stopping at the office searching for a place to shelter their horses. In the tradition of the founders, a new role for the Center was fashioned: safe haven for horses under threat of severe weather." 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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