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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.
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.
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.
The Borough of West Wildwood, New Jersey, has proposed a wave attenuation and flood protection project to restore the previous marsh barrier.
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.
After repeated flooding, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana will elevate and install green infrastructure for 47 flood-prone structures in its community.