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Mitigation's Value to Society Fact Sheet

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Mitigation is the effort to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. A recent study by the Multihazard Mitigation Council shows that each dollar spent on mitigation saves an average of four dollars. FEMA’s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) implements numerous Congressionally-authorized programs that address the effects of natural hazards through mitigation activities.