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FEMA Case Study Library

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Food Bank Worker, Volunteer, and Client Safety During COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many food banks have experienced personnel shortages because their volunteer bases are comprised largely of individuals over the age of 60, a group that has been identified as more vulnerable to COVID-19. Food banks can prepackage food items and hold drive-thru distributions to help workers, volunteers, and clients adhere to social distancing guidelines and stay safe.

Loss Avoidance Study: Southwestern Community College Tornado Safe Room

Southwestern Community College (SWCC) implemented tornado safe room mitigation measures in constructing two student dormitories. These rooms were completed independent of Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) program funding.

Losses Avoided from Hurricane Harvey in Texas

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA)- Funded Acquisition and Elevation Projects On August 25, 2017, the President approved a Major Disaster Declaration for Texas as Hurricane Harvey dropped an unprecedented amount of rain on coastal areas o

Losses Avoided from Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina

This study examines losses avoided in the State of North Carolina as a result of previous hazard mitigation projects. A large number of the projects were property acquisition and demolition in this analysis. The data clearly show that substantially more damage would have occurred if these properties had not been acquired.

Loss Avoidance Study: Broward County, FL Hurricane Wind Mitigation Projects

Study Summary Study Area – Broward County Hazard Type – Hurricane wind

Loss Avoidance Study: Wisconsin Property Acquisition and Structure Demolition

Study Summary Study Area – Kenosha, Jefferson, and Crawford Counties, WIHazard Type – Riverine Flooding

Loss Avoidance Study: Cities of Issaquah and Stanwood, WA Drainage Improvement Projects

Study Summary Study Area – City of Issaquah and City of Stanwood, WAHazard Type – Riverine Flood

Loss Avoidance Study: Oregon Property Acquisition and Structure Elevation

Study Summary  Study Area – City of Tillamook, OR  Hazard Type – Flood 

Loss Avoidance Study: City of Snoqualmie, WA

Study Summary Study Area – City of Snoqualmie, WAHazard Type – Flood

Loss Avoidance Study: Southern California Flood Control Mitigation

Study Summary Study Area – Southern California counties designated in 1577-DR-CA or 1585-DR-CA (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San