FEMA Mitigation Best Practices Portfolio

FEMA's Mitigation Best Practices Portfolio collects and publishes examples of successful hazard mitigation and best practices for use by individuals and communities to reduce or prevent damage during disasters.

FEMA recommends that citizens and communities submit their Best Practice stories after completing the hazard identification and mitigation processes. These Best Practice stories allow dissemination of information about hazards, mitigation actions, and funding sources.

The website lists examples of Best Practices falling under the four categories of Assistance, Flood, Grants, and Wind. Each of these categories contains six relevant examples.

The Portfolio also maintains a collection of Case Studies which contain detailed, analytical information about innovative hazard mitigation projects throughout the United States dealing with a wide range of hazards. The Safe Rooms and Community Shelters Case Studies present illustrated examples of approaches communities have employed to improve public safety through wind shelter initiatives. Topics addressed include risk assessment, design and construction, private- and public-sector cooperative efforts, and costs and funding mechanisms.


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