Port of New Orleans

Port of New Orleans

The New Port of New Orleans Design Guidelines Manual establishes standards for future construction, modification, and rehabilitation for all port facilities and infrastructure. These guidelines will minimize damage from future storm events, with minimal restrictions on techniques and materials used in the design and construction process.

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San Mateo, CA

San Mateo, CA

After a reassessment of flooding risks in 2008, FEMA included 8,000 new San Mateo properties in the Special Flood Hazard Area of the Flood Insurance Rate Map. The residents of the area reacted by voting to build a levee themselves with fees of $76 annually to fund levee construction and floodwall improvements.

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Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area

Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area

Undeveloped coastal land can serve as a natural buffer for a significant amount of storm surge, reducing flooding and damage further inland. After Hurricane Ike in 2008, Matagorda, Brazoria, Galveston, and Chambers counties united to push for the creation of the Lone Star Coastal National Recreation Area to protect valuable wetlands from over-development.

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