FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Home Buyout is the Best Option   [open pdf - 39KB]

Alternate Title: Home Buyout is the Best Option Flood-Prone Home Buyout Thrills Owners

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 Richard and Helen Johnson were flooded the first time, they knew that participating in the City's buyout project was the best option for them. The City of Austin, Minnesota has completed over 200 property buyouts since 1978 with funds from FEMA, the State of Minnesota and the City. These buyouts have saved millions of dollars in flood damage." 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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