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FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Elevated Home is Barely Affected by the April Rain   [open pdf - 36KB]

Alternate Title: Elevated Home Barely Affected April Rain on the Delaware River

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: "On April 2, 2005, Don gazed out the window of his Delaware River bungalow as it began raining softly. To his surprise the river started rising immediately--and steadily. He felt safe, however, because his home is elevated eight feet above grade." 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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2005-05-23
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Public Domain
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): http://www.fema.gov/
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