1 Jan, 2005?
Clark County Regional Flood Control District Projects Prove Successful: Full Mitigation Best Practice Story, 'Clark County, Nevada'
United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency
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 July 8, 1999, the City of Las Vegas experienced the worst flash flood in its history. The average annual rainfall for the area is four inches and this event produced two to two and a half times the normal amount in one six hour period. The storm was very intense and widespread with water flows in some areas exceeding the 100 year flood level (a one percent chance that the levels identified on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps will be equaled or exceeded in any given year). There was one death as a result of the storm. Within the city of Las Vegas, the storm damaged 360 structures. Of these businesses and homes, 85% were owner occupied and 80% were low income. Among those most heavily impacted was a large mobile home park." 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: www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=683132.
  • URL
  • Publisher
    United States. Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Date
    1 Jan, 2005?
  • Copyright
    Public Domain
  • Retrieved From
    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): www.fema.gov/
  • Format
  • Media Type
  • Subjects
    Hazard mitigation
    Flood insurance
    Flood control
  • Resource Groups
    Best practices
    LLIS Collection
  • Series
    FEMA Case Study Library
    FEMA Mitigation Best Practices

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