What Is Mitigation?
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 (analyzing risk, reducing risk, insuring against risk). 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.
Hazard mitigation planning is a key way to identify mitigation actions that can help communities improve their resilience to future disasters and reduce their risks of impacts. In order to remain eligible for pre-disaster grants and post-disaster funding, the City must update the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan every five years. The City of Providence is currently engaged in the 2018 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan update process and will submit the updated plan to Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency for review in spring 2019.
Multi Hazard Mitigation Plan Risk Management Assessment Form Special Event Incident Action Plan Template with Example