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Hazard Mitigation Assistance Loss Avoidance Study Summaries

With significant investment being made in mitigation, demonstrating cost-effectiveness is crucial for continued support. Loss Avoidance Studies (LAS) quantify the losses avoided (also known as damage prevented or benefits) due to the implementation of the projects.

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This report, Electrical Transmission and Distribution Mitigation: Loss Avoidance Study, assesses the effectiveness of completed electric system mitigation projects in Nebraska and Kansas affected by the ice and wind storms of December 2006 through January 2007.

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.

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

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.

Study Summary

Study Area – Broward County

Hazard Type – Hurricane wind

Study Summary

Study Area – Kenosha, Jefferson, and Crawford Counties, WI
Hazard Type – Riverine Flooding

Study Summary

Study Area – City of Issaquah and City of Stanwood, WA
Hazard Type – Riverine Flood

Study Summary

 Study Area – City of Tillamook, OR 

Hazard Type – Flood 

Study Summary

Study Area – City of Snoqualmie, WA
Hazard Type – Flood

Study Summary

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

This study evaluated 197 elevation projects in northern California following winter floods in 2006

Study Summary

Study Area – Northern California (five counties)
Hazard Type – Flood

Study Summary

Study Area – Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson Counties, MS
Hazard Type – Flood and wind

Flooding because of Hurricane

Study Summary

Study Area – West Bank area of Jeff

Study Summary

Study Area – Black Hawk, Carroll, Clayton, Des Moines, Hancock, Johnson, Lee, Polk, and Winnebago Counties in Iowa&nbs

Study Summary

Study Area – Iowa

Hazard Type – Riverine Flooding

Study Summary

Study Area – Eight counties in eastern Missouri

Hazard Type – Flood

Study Summary

Study Area – Colorado’s Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in 18 counties (study focused on three counties with the mo

735 Acquisitions on Village Creek