Over the past seven years, following the extensive damage and loss of life from Hurricane Katrina (2005), the Federal Government, other Federal partners, the State of Louisiana and its citizens, have invested millions of dollars in Hazard Mitigation measures to protect individuals and property from the effects of future hazards and disasters. The high winds and flood damage that resulted from Hurricane Isaac (2012), provided an opportunity for FEMA HPA specialists to evaluate and analyze the performance of 95 residential structures that had been elevated post Katrina. This study provides a resilience success story as hard data was captured to validate significant losses avoided resulting from elevating homes above the Base Flood Elevation (BFE).
Bourdeau, John, "A Resilience Success Story: How Significant Losses were Avoided during Hurricane Isaac" (2013). DRU Workshop 2013 Presentations – Disaster Resistant University Workshop: Linking Mitigation and Resilience. Paper 49.