New NPS Guidelines: Flood Adaptation for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings

06/17/2021 3:33 PM | ACRAsphere Blog Team

This month the National Park Service (NPS) released new guidance that will help prepare historic buildings for flooding hazards. From the NPS:

Flooding risk has long been a challenge for many historic properties. Changing weather patterns, stronger hurricanes and other extreme weather events have increased the risk of flooding, both in frequency and magnitude. The National Park Service developed new flood adaptation guidelines to help property owners make their historic buildings more resilient to flooding risks while preserving their historic character.

The Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings will help preserve historic buildings located in flood-prone areas and make them more resilient to flooding hazards. Historic properties that have never flooded before are now exposed to this risk, and those that flooded infrequently in the past are experiencing more instances of flooding with water reaching higher levels than ever before.

The new guidelines can be found here. For more information on the guidelines and their development, visit the NPS website.

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