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Voluntary Regional Planning Approach Builds Stronger Partnerships

In the mid-1990s, North Carolina was a leader in mitigation planning. In 1996, the state created a Hazard Mitigation Planning Initiative. This grew outreach, training and funding support for North Carolina’s local planning efforts. This marked a milestone for North Carolina’s efforts to improve planning in its local jurisdictions.

New Jersey: County of Hunterdon Acquisition of Repetitive Loss Property

Hunterdon County will acquire flood-prone property impacted by Hurricane Ida to prevent future losses.

New Jersey: Berkeley Township Elevation of Three Homes

The township of Berkeley will raise three residential properties for long-term flood protection.

Partner Developed High-Water Mark Mural to Engage Community

Carson City, Nevada created a high-water mark mural that serves as both a teaching tool and a reminder of the community’s flood risk.

Texas: Harris County Flood Control District Buyout

A community in Harris County, Texas, is moving to higher ground to prepare for future floods by creating a natural floodplain.

Texas: Climate Resilient Elevation of Flood Vulnerable Properties

The city of Houston, Texas, seeks to improve the safety and resiliency of 24 homes. This project will elevate the homes two feet above the 500-year flood level.

North Dakota: South Bismarck Flood Risk Reduction Measures

The city of South Bismarck will carry out flood risk reduction measures that will provide FEMA-accredited flood protection and allow properties to be removed from the 100-year regulatory floodplain. 

New Jersey: Borough of West Wildwood Living Shoreline Restoration

The Borough of West Wildwood, New Jersey, has proposed a wave attenuation and flood protection project to restore the previous marsh barrier.

Mississippi: City of Canton Martin Luther King Stormwater Improvement Project

The city of Canton has asked for funding for the Martin Luther King South Stormwater Improvement Project. The project aims to enact long-term, sustainable solutions for flood risk.

Louisiana: Jefferson Parish Elevation and Green Infrastructure Installation

After repeated flooding, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana will elevate and install green infrastructure for 47 flood-prone structures in its community.