house built next to a body of waterMitigation is defined by FEMA as "effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters." 

Mitigation activities include:

  • Wind proofing critical buildings
  • Elevating or purchasing flood prone homes and businesses
  • Locating residential and commercial development outside flood zones
  • Creating wildfire buffers around development in vulnerable areas

Other Mitigation Initiatives:

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