Substantiating Mitigation in Florida
Hazard mitigation is any action taken to reduce or eliminate risk to natural hazards, such as flood, hurricane, wildfire, and more. Mitigation activities can be structural or non-structural and might include improved building codes, infrastructure and building hardening, outreach and education, land use planning, legislation, and more.
Hazard mitigation is the most cost-effective stage of emergency management. For every dollar spent on mitigation, society likely saves four dollars in prevented loss over the life of the project, according to a 2005 Multi-hazard Mitigation Council report (National Institute of Building Science.) In Florida, loss avoidance assessments are conducted post-disaster to substantiate the value of mitigation in real dollars.
The materials on this page are offered in an effort to share the news about Florida's effective mitigation actions. These materials may be shared as long as credit is given to the Florida Division of Emergency Management's Bureau of Mitigation.
TS Debby Report, Appendix A: Individual Project Results
TS Debby Report, Appendix B: Project & Event Documentation (15.6 MB)
TS Debby Report, Appendix C: Other Event Documentation (13.4 MB)
TS Debby Report, Appendix D: Blank Documentation Form
Other Bureau of Mitigation Publications
2012 FSU Studio Report: “Getting to Drier Ground”
Flood mitigation projects lessons learned
Public Facilities Flood Mitigation Initiative
The Public Facilities Flood Mitigation Initiative used data from the new Florida State Owned Lands and Records Information System (FL-SOLARIS) created by the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Management Services to identify public facilities in the floodplain. Information developed through this initiative will facilitate site-specific risk assessments for existing state facilities as well as assist in the process of choosing locations for future facilities. Information on this initiative can be found in Appendix R of the State Hazard Mitigation Plan. Below, you will find links to the Assessment Manual, Workshop Materials, Facility Screening Tool, and an Example Assessment Report.
Public Facilities Flood Hazard Mitigation Workshop Materials (Edited 6/4/15)
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