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Local Mitigation Strategy

A Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) is a plan developed by the county to reduce and or eliminate the risks associated with natural and man-made hazards. These plans must be in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000). DMA 2000 is a mechanism for collaboration between state and local entities that encourages pre-disaster planning, recognizes need for mitigation, and designates funding for projects through Federal grant opportunities. The Florida Division of Emergency Management Mitigation Planning Unit assists counties in the update and review process of the LMS. They serve as a resource for technical advice, knowledge of funding sources, and general information regarding hazard mitigation. Without an approved LMS a county will be unable to apply for many Federal grants, and the LMS must be updated every five years to remain compliant. For more information please refer to the links below.

LMS Development and Update Resources

Mitigation Outreach

In between the Local Mitigation Strategy Planning Cycle and the State Hazard Mitigation Planning Cycle, the Mitigation Bureau’s Planning Unit actively supports the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). For more information on the program, please see the slides below for more information on the requirements and benefits of the Hazard Grant Mitigation Program. 

For requesting state representation at your next Local Mitigation Strategy Meeting, please use the contact information below.

LMS Examples


Melissa Schloss
(850) 815-4504

Miles Anderson
(850) 815-4501

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