Development of a Mitigation Plan
Mitigation efforts include activities that will prevent or reduce the impact of a disaster on people, property and environment. Efforts include building codes, land use planning, training and education, structural and non-structural safety measures. Federal policies require a formal mitigation program implementation plan any time an area is subject of a Presidential Disaster Declaration and federal disaster monies are received. This program requires:
- Working knowledge of related federal regulations, guidelines, reports.
- Significant follow through for the duration of the recovery phase.
- Ability to implement this structure during emergencies.
- Ability to effectively manage the system during the response and recovery phases.