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U.S. Virgin Islands Case Study


FEMAAfter hurricane Hugo in 1989, FEMA and the Government of the Virgin Islands began an immediate effort to identify measures to mitigate damage from future storms. Mitigation measures included developing projects to
harden the power grid, upgrade the building codes and the building practices of the island, and institute public education programs to show residents the value of mitigation measures.

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