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mitigation strategy

The work done to minimize the impact of hazardous events to life and property is called Hazard Mitigation. Often, these damaging events occur in the same locations over time (i.e. hurricanes), and cause repeated damage. Because of this, FDC focuses on Hazard Mitigation planning and funding to reduce repetitive loss, thereby breaking the disaster cycle.

Vulnerability Analysis

FDC provides vulnerability and risk assessment to identify, quantify, and prioritize the hazardous vulnerabilities of a jurisdiction that may impede their response and recovery in the event of a disaster.

Defining a Hazard Mitigation Strategy

A Hazard Mitigation plan identifies long-term strategies that may include planning, policy changes, programs, projects and other activities, as well as how to implement them. Hazard Mitigation plans should be done at every level including individuals, businesses, state, local, and federal governments.

Hazard Mitigation Activities and Projects

Once we develop Hazard Mitigation plans and strategies, they must be followed for any change in the disaster cycle to occur. Hazard mitigation activities are meant to be permanent or long-term solutions and include a number of options that must follow all federal requirements, regulations, and timelines.

We assist with the following two Hazard Mitigation Programs recognized by FEMA:

  • The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). See Section 404 of the Stafford Act.
  • 406 Hazard Mitigation is part of the Public Assistance process. See Section 406 of the Stafford Act.

FDC's goal is to be part of the solution to break the disaster cycle by being aware of the hazards that may affect you and your community and becoming active in your community’s hazard mitigation planning process. Contact us today to learn how we can assist you.