Mitigation

 

Mitigation

 

Mitigation: Includes activities that eliminate or reduce the chance of occurrence or the effects of a disaster. 

 
1. Conduct County vulnerability analysis by emergency situation type.
 
2. Prepare and/or implement detailed mitigation studies that identify operation procedures to alleviate negative impacts of emergency situations.
 
3. Prepare and/or ensure the adequacy of county hazard assessment by location and type; review and update as required.
 
4. Develop mitigation strategies
 
5. Develop mitigation alternatives: prevent creation of hazards, change nature and size of hazard, separate hazard from surrounding community, modify the basic characteristics of the hazard.
 
5. Have a system in place to identify new hazards.
 
6. GIS: map and categorize hazards
 
7. Identify and address: potential economic loss, potential human loss, needs of special populations, codes and ordinances, structural measures, financial measures, information, land use planning and mapping, inspections. 
 
8. Review laws that address these concerns: building and zoning codes, plumbing and electrical codes, public health ordinances, fire and life safety codes, hazardous materials regulations, dam inspection regulations, traffic codes, mine safety and zoning.
 
 
 

 

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