What is Mitigation?

Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters.

How does EM Mitigate for you?

Pasco County mitigates through the preparedness and recovery specifically for things such as hurricanes, sinkholes, tornados, and flooding.

How can the Pasco County Community Mitigate?

You can mitigate in your daily routines every day in order to help protect yourself, your property, and the community as a whole.

Pasco County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS)

The LMS is a guide used to implement pre-disaster mitigation and post-disaster recovery initiatives.

The LMS Plan is an evolving document with annual updates supplied to the State of Florida that prepare the plan for the FEMA 5-year update. All updates and suggestions are made by an advisory group called the Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group, who consists of public, private, and community representatives who meet quarterly to supply projects, prepare each FEMA 5-year update.

Last FEMA 5-year LMS Plan Update: August 27, 2014

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Types of Grant Programs

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)

The HMGP supports cost-effective post-disaster projects and is the longest running mitigation program among FEMA's three grant programs.

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)

FMA provides funding to States, Territories, Federally-recognized tribes and local communities for projects and planning that reduces or eliminates long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the NFIP.

Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)

This program is designed to assist States, US Territories, Federally-recognized tribes, and local communities in implementing a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program.


Event Update - Ocean Pines Sinkhole

For additional updates on the sinkhole, please contact Pasco County Development Services Building Official or Engineering depending on the nature of the inquiry.


Mosquito Control - Variable speed controls in the trucks adjust the amount of material sprayed according to the speed of the truck, which should not exceed 20 mph while spraying. A variety of products (in various formulations) are used to treat the larvae in the water. Some of the ones used have extended release properties for 30+ days of mosquito control. Please contact Pasco County Mosquito Control at 727-376-4568 or visit the Mosquito Control website for additional information.

Road Signs - New signs were requested to clarify which addresses on Ocean Pines are able to be accessed on each side of the street. Pasco Traffic Operations met with Public Safety personnel and agreed to create and post signs to reduce the amount of unnecessary traffic in the neighborhood. The signs were in place by the end of November.

Site Maintenance - The county cannot in good stewardship send county employees to clean and maintain the condemned properties by the sinkhole. Access to the properties contained within the fenced area is available for any maintenance that needs to be performed.