Read on to learn about Mitigation Best Practices and how the stories in this portfolio offer ideas for you to use in reducing or preventing damage from disasters.
In the wake of disasters, people often wonder whether there is a way to protect both people and property from such devastating losses. The answer is a resounding "YES!" Mitigation is the way to provide that protection. Hazard mitigation means taking action to reduce or prevent future damage, preferably before a disaster strikes.
There are three important elements to help reduce the impact of disasters on our nation's citizens and communities:
- Hazard identification and assessment of risks and vulnerabilities;
- Taking action to mitigate (reduce or prevent disaster effects); and
- Telling the Best Practice story of how to mitigate.
By sharing your story, you help spread the word of how important, effective, and life saving mitigation can be.
Share your Success
If you have taken measures to prevent losses from disasters at home, at work or in your community, help us tell YOUR story.
If your community was creative, or took exceptional steps in implementing planning and prevention measures, executing sound floodplain management practices, providing mitigation training or conducting outreach and public awareness activities, let other communities read about it.
To submit your story, follow the instructions below:
- Tell us your story prepared in a Microsoft® Word file.
- Submit any photos, maps, graphics, and/or PDF files which may enhance your Best Practice.
- Email your information to Mitsuccess@dhs.gov.
Once you submit your Best Practice or Case Study, we will review your information and possibly include your story in our nationwide collection of Best Practices.
Learn from Others' Success
Throughout the United States, many individuals, businesses and communities have been taking action to combat disasters. They are winning.
To see how others are protecting their lives and property, see our Case Studies. These contain in-depth, analytical information about innovative projects throughout the United States that deal with all types of hazards.