What Is Mitigation?
Mitigation is defined as "sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects."
There are two main goals regarding mitigation. First, mitigation should minimize the impact on people and damage to property. Second, mitigation should minimize the economic impact of responding to and recovering from disasters. The overall goal of mitigation is to create disaster resistant communities.
Dodge County All-Hazards Mitigation Plan
The Dodge County Office of Emergency Management has completed putting together the Dodge County All-Hazards Mitigation Plan, as required under Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000-DMA2K (Public Law 106-390). The law encourages and rewards local and state pre-disaster planning, promotes sustainability as a strategy for disaster resistance, and is intended to integrate state and local planning with the aim of strengthening statewide mitigation planning. This new approach facilitates cooperation between state and local authorities, prompting them to work together.
The plan was categorized into five parts in order to address FEMA's local mitigation plan requirements. In addition, a separate appendix of maps was also created. Click on one of the five parts or the map appendix to view the FEMA approved Dodge County Plan: