FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Grand Blanc Family Sitting High and Dry After May 2004 Storms   [open pdf - 40KB]

Alternate Title: Grand Blanc Family High and Dry Old Home Under Nine Feet of Water

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: "When the severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding struck the lower part of the State of Michigan in late May 2004, few had any idea that it would affect tens of thousands of Michigan families and cost more than $51 million in grants and low-interest loans for disaster assistance. For one Grand Blanc family, the storms and flooding had the opposite affect. A Federal disaster declaration made grant money available for mitigation projects throughout the state. Hence, Grand Blanc decided to pursue a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) project for the acquisition of homes damaged repeatedly by flooding." 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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