Prepare > Determine Mitigation Strategies

Hazard mitigation is action taken to reduce or eliminate the risk to life and property from a disaster. Mitigation strategies may be implemented prior to, during or after a disaster, but is most effective when part of a comprehensive mitigation plan developed before a disaster occurs.

In order to build a disaster resilient community, mitigation planning should be a community-wide effort, involving residents, businesses, and government.

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The Texas Engineering Extension Service can provide training and assistance with mitigation and prevention planning. Courses are offered in Prevention and Mitigation Advocacy for Small Department Responders,, Disaster Preparedness for Hospital and Healthcare Organization within the Community Infrastructure, and Disaster Management for Electric Power Systems . .

For more information, contact Diane Cornwell at 1-800-541-7149 or

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