FEMA Mitigation Best Practices: Acquisition in Rahway   [open pdf - 26KB]

Alternate Title: Acquisition in Rahway Brings Ecological Renewal

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 Hurricane Floyd brought flooding that exceeded the 100-year flood elevation in September 1999, Rahway, New Jersey residents were already living on higher and safer ground. The Union and Allen Street areas, which had been ravaged by floods in the past, were flooded again, only this time there were several empty lots where houses had previously stood. The City of Rahway, using funds from FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance and New Jersey Green Acres, put together an acquisition program in 1995." 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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