Learn how people in Florida reduced and prevented damage in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Below you will find a sampling of Best Practices.
Hospital Haven: Facelift Provides Safe Hurricane Refuge for Young Patients
- Miami Children’s Hospital (MCH) underwent a state-of-the-art retrofit to enable it to withstand a Category 4 hurricane.
- A $5 million HMGP grant helped pay for the $11.3 million project.
- Surgeries, diagnoses and nursing care for the hospital’s young patients continued uninterrupted throughout all phases of the renovation.
- MCH sheltered patients, staff and their families during Hurricanes Frances, Katrina and Wilma.
- MCH has proven to be a safe haven for sheltering sick children and those who care for them.
The C-4 Project: Moving Water to Precent Flooding
- Mitigation was necessary to minimize or eliminate the threat of repeated lowland and street flooding in Miami-Dade County.
- To handle the distribution of water, the region is crisscrossed by a 620-mile series of canals and waterways.
- The C-4 project installed forward pump stations and an emergency detention basin.
- Canals were smoothed and reshaped, allowing water to move at a higher volume and speed.
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