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Public Assistance Hazard Mitigation Project Examples

Public Assistance hazard mitigation measures aim to protect all types of facilities against all types of hazards.

There may be opportunities to fund more holistic hazard mitigation measures that can include damaged and undamaged portions of a facility.  Some examples include:

  • Constructing floodwalls around damaged facilities
  • Installing new drainage facilities (including culverts) along a damaged road
  • Adding fire-suppression systems at facilities damaged by wildfire
  • Dry floodproofing both damaged and undamaged buildings that contain components of a system that are functionally interdependent (i.e., when the entire system is jeopardized if any one component of the system fails)

In addition, some common cost-effective hazard mitigation measures may include (not an exhaustive list):

  • Replace drainage structure with a larger structure
  • Install submersible pumps in water or wastewater plants
  • Elevate equipment vulnerable to flood damage
  • Anchor storage tanks to prevent movement
  • Install shut-off valves on underground pipes
  • Elevate or dry floodproof buildings
  • Replace damaged power poles with higher-rated poles
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For more information about hurricane and flood mitigation measures for public facilities, visit our mitigation handbooks.

Community Examples

Read case studies describing how communities have used Public Assistance funding to prepare for and protect against hazard damage.