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Interagency Recovery Coordination Case Studies

FEMA develops Interagency Recovery Coordination Case Studies to share stories of recovery solutions and best practices. The case studies highlight challenging scenarios faced during recovery efforts and detail how emergency managers overcame those challenges.

Mountains over a week, in an area that typically receives 14 inches of precipitation annually. That rain landed on the tens of thousands of mountainous acres that drain into the St. Vrain watershed, at the base of which sits the town of Lyons (population 2,035).
On September 9, 2013, a major storm front stalled over Colorado, dumping a record-breaking 18 inches of rain across the Rocky Mountains over a week, in an area that typically receives 14 inches of precipitation annually. That rain landed on the tens of thousands of mountainous acres that drain into the St. Vrain watershed, at the base of which sits the town of Lyons (population 2,035).
On September 9, 2013, a major storm front stalled over Colorado, dumping a record-breaking 18 inches of rain across the Rocky Mountains over a week, in an area that typically receives 14 inches of precipitation annually. That rain landed on the tens of thousands of mountainous acres that drain into the St. Vrain watershed, at the base of which sits the town of Lyons (population 2,035).
Examine the outcomes of leveraging data-driven assessments and technical assistance from the Community Planning and Capacity Building (CPCB) Recovery Support Function (RSF) to empower underserved communities in Puerto Rico to recover.

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) was facing possibly the biggest challenge of its 25-year existence in the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan in September 2004.