FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Combined Efforts Built a Levee of Hope   [open pdf - 39KB]

Alternate Title: Efforts Build Levee of Hope Town Flooding Prevented

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: "For years, life in downtown Barceloneta, Puerto Rico had a serious drawback: repeated flooding from the Rio Grande de Manat. The frequency of the flooding and its consequences triggered a joint effort led by the United State Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to build a levee around the town." 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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