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Mitigation Works for All Hazards
What is Mitigation?
Mitigation is an action taken to reduce the loss of life and property. This is achieved through communities identifying and analyzing their hazards and risks.Once gathered, this informationprovides a foundation for mitigation activities that reduce risk, and flood insurance that protects financial investment.
FEMA’s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) manages the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and implements a variety of programs authorized by Congress to reduce losses that may result from natural disasters. Effective Mitigation efforts can break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.
What Programs make up Region 6 Mitigation?
Flood Mapping and Hazard Mitigation Planning, also known as Risk Analysis, initiate Mitigation through a thorough assessment of the potential and actual impacts a natural disaster could (or did) have on a community.FEMA’s Risk Analysis staff work with communities to assess and delineate natural flood risks within communities. This information is shared with the communities through new updated flood map information or other new flood risk tools.
Floodplain Management and Flood Insurance, also known as National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) - Work with communities to create flood damage prevention ordinances andcompliance with National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) regulations. As well as provide information to Insurance Agents, Lenders and Individuals with questions about the NFIP. Another invaluable source of information are the State NFIP Coordinators.
Grants, both disaster and non-disaster, also known as Hazard Mitigation Assistance - Through partnerships with the States, provide information, technical assistance and guidance on the following grant programs: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP); Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA); Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC); and Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) .
- Through your State Hazard Mitigation Officer, communities and Federally Recognized Tribes can learn how to develop an applicationfor a Hazard Mitigation Grant
Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation - Work with communities and States to insure compliance with laws to protect the environment and historic structures by providing technical assistance.
Disaster Operations - Working with the Response and Recovery Divisions both before and after a federal declaration to determine what possible mitigation actions have occurred.
Community Education and Outreach - Working with FEMA Staff, communities, States and Tribes to encourage the education ofcitizens on how to identify and mitigate their risk.
To learn more about being prepared, your flood risk, floodinsurance and/orhow your State is Prepared please visit the following websites:
- Arkansas State Preparedness: ArkansasPreparedness
- Louisiana State Preparedness: Gohsep.la.gov
- New Mexico State Preparedness:Nmdhsem.org
- Oklahoma State Preparedness: OK.gov
- Texas State Preparedness: TXdps.state.tx.us
Region 6 Mitigation Staff stand ready to assist you with your questions about risk, mapping, planning, grants, flood insurance, and outreach please contact us at any time.