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**The 2016 Local Mitigation Strategy Plan has been uploaded for and is ready for comment. Comments can be sent to Laura Nelson via email at or via phone at 386-313-4243. Comments will be accepted until March 15, 2016. To download the plan, click on the "Local Mitigation Strategy" box above. A printed copy of the plan is available at the Emergency Operations Center located at 1969 E. Moody Blvd. Building #3, Bunnell, FL 32110. **

Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Mitigation is taking action now before the next disaster to reduce human and financial consequences later. Mitigation techniques commonly seen in Florida are hurricane shutters and homes by the water on stilts. Effective mitigation requires that we all understand local risks, address the hard choices and invest in long-term community well-being. Without mitigation actions, we jeopardize our safety, financial security and self-reliance.

  • Disasters can happen at anytime and anyplace; their human and financial consequences are hard to predict.

  • The number of disasters each year is increasing, but only 50% of events trigger federal assistance.

  • Mitigation programs help reduce the impact of events and our dependence on taxpayers and the Treasury for disaster relief.

Effective mitigation efforts can break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction and repeated damage. Flagler County implements a mitigation program similar to that of FEMA and the State of Florida which focuses on:

  • Reducing risk through planning and retrofitting

  • Outreach/Public Information Building relationships and working together to reduce vulnerabilities

  • Securing grants to accomplish projects

  • Implementing the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Community Rating System (CRS)

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FEMA Mitigation

Florida Division of Emergency Management Mitigation

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