Quincy, MA -- The City of Quincy, a Project Impact community, today showcased mitigation measures at three private homes and a municipal pumping station that have significantly reduce the risk of damage from coastal storm surges and flooding.
A group of federal, state and local officials inspected the projects along with media representatives.
The homes had undergone elevation or retrofitting to make them disaster resistant. The public project included redesigned seawalls and drainage systems.
Funding was largely from FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management administered the projects.
Quincy, which has 2,183 flood insurance policies in force, registered only six claims in the current disaster when seven eastern Massachusetts counties suffered damage from severe storms and flooding in March.