Flood mitigation across the US

Select a state to discover the total investment, average return on investment and estimated benefits of flood mitigation actions from 1996 to 2016 (View methodology)

State summary for Alabama

Average return on investment

0%

45146

Average benefit-cost ratio

0.00

1.442.26

CRS communities by class

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02
03
04
05
26
27
58
59

Number of projects

0

1996–2016

Total investment

$0.0

1996–2016

Total benefits

$0.0

1996–2016

Source: FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants database

Flood mitigation projects, 1996–2016

Total investment and number of projects by type of project
1996 – 2016
Planning and Education
Mitigation planning0 projects$0 invested
Public awareness and education0 projects$0 invested
Hazard identification and risk assessment0 projects$0 invested
Building-related
Buyouts (acquisitions and relocations)0 projects$0 invested
Elevations0 projects$0 invested
Floodproofing (wet or dry)0 project$0 invested
Environmental
Vegetation management0 projects$0 invested
Land stabilization (shoreline and landslide)0 projects$0 invested
Wetland restoration/creation0 projects$0 invested
Critical infrastructure
Critical infrastructure, utlilites and stormwater systems0 projects$0 invested
Flood control (levees, floodwalls, dams)0 project$0 invested
Warning systems0 projects$0 invested
Generators0 projects$0 invested
Technical assistance0 project$0 invested
The number of mitigation projects by type do not sum to total number of projects in the State Summary owing to the exclusion of several smaller mitigation project types for which there is little or no investment data.
Source: The analysis above is derived from the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants database of flood mitigation projects that received grant funding from FEMA. The database covers more than 21,000 flood-specific projects over the period 1996-2016, spanning all 50 states (plus Puerto Rico).

Flood mitigation resources

Below is a non-exhaustive list of other flood mitigation information resources.