The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines hazard mitigation as any sustainable action that reduces or eliminates long-term risk to people and property from future hazards events.
Hazard mitigation differs from disaster preparedness, response and recovery activities in its emphasis on long-term solutions that are often enacted well in advance of a hazard event.
Hazard mitigation actions typically fall into one the following categories:
|Mitigation Categories||Examples of Mitigation Actions|
|Public Education & Awareness||
|Natural Resource Protection||