Mitigation Links and Resources

Fact Sheets and Online Brochures:

Aquifer Storage Recovery
Building Code Resources
Clarifying Building Code Elements
Flood Diversion Storage
Floodplain Stream Restoration
Hazard Mitigation Wastewater
Rights and Resources of Displaced Person Under Federal Relocation Assistance Program
Non-participation Communities
Safe Room Fact Sheet

Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA):

BCA is the method by which the future benefits of a mitigation project are determined and compared to the total cost of the project. The result is a Benefit-Cost Ratio (BCR), which is derived from a project's total net benefits divided by its total cost. The BCR is a numerical expression of the cost-effectiveness of a project. Composite BCRs of 1.0 or greater have more benefits than costs, and are therefore cost-effective. To assist Applicants and Sub-applicants, FEMA has developed the BCA Helpline where you can download FEMA's BCA Software and find resources for BCA assistance. Please contact the State Hazard Mitigation Officer at (803) 737-8500 for more information.

When a complete application is submitted to the state for processing, please email the final BCA PDF report or Zip File to the above address.

Digital Tools for Flood Mapping:

Map Service Center
Google Earth Stay Dry and National FLood Hazard
Map Viewer

Earthquake Planning:

Earthquake Fast Facts
South Carolina Earthquake Plan

Relevant Links:

FEMA Planning
University of South Carolina Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute
Charleston County Mitigation Section
City of Charleston Sea Level Rise Strategy
DNR Flood Mitigation Program Link
SC Safe Home
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Firewise Communities
EPA Sea Level Rise Reports



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