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

mitigation pic

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.