Mitigation Plan Objectives
- Sustain continuity of local emergency and government operations, including the operation of identified critical facilities, during and after a disaster.
- Reduce natural hazard-related risks to potentially isolated/vulnerable populations within the planning area.
- Improve/protect systems that provide warning and emergency communications.
- Utilizing the best available data and science, continually share updated information on hazards, risk and ways to reduce risk with all stakeholders within the planning area.
- Strengthen codes, land use planning and their enforcement, so that new construction can avoid or withstand the impacts of natural hazards.
- Provide/improve flood protection with flood mitigation measures and drainage system maintenance plans.
- Provide/improve fire protection thru proactive fuels management programs.
- Assure coordination between participating [jurisdictions] and adjoining communities.
- Work to lower emergency service response times, including through improvement to transportation facilities.
- Retrofit, purchase or relocate structures based on one or more of the following criteria: level of exposure, repetitive loss history, and previous damage from natural hazards.
- Seek mitigation projects that minimize environmental impacts, improve the environment’s ability to absorb the impact of natural disasters, or seek ways to mitigate their impacts on the environment.
- Encourage mitigation of private property through programs such as the Community Rating System, Firewise and Storm Ready programs.
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