Cooperative Flood Loss reduction, A Technical Manual for Communities and Industry,
FLOOD LOSS REDUCTION ASSOCIATES PALO ALTO CA
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This manual is a guide for developing a cooperative community program for flood loss reduction. The techniques which may be used and the major considerations in selecting those appropriate to a particular situation are listed. These techniques may be applied on a community-wide or a site-specific basis. The manual includes a case study of a cooperative program between local government and industry which has produced multi-million dollar savings. The industry described has made numerous adjustments to their physical plant and operating procedures in order to reduce flood losses. Among others, these include relocation of some operations to safe sites, modification of electrical systems, and development of an emergency plan for evacuating materials and equipment during a flood. Sources of assistance in planning and carrying out various loss reduction measures are identified and selected references are listed.
- Civil Engineering