Disaster Mitigation

Hazard mitigation tidal basin groupHazard Mitigation Planning Services

Hazard mitigation is sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and their property from hazards. Identifying hazards and how they impact vulnerable populations and structures is vital to response to and recovery from future disasters. State, tribal, and local governments are required to develop hazard mitigation plans as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance. In addition, understanding where critical facilities and infrastructure are located in relation to past disasters provides valuable information for identifying mitigation projects that can lessen or eliminate those impacts.

Our hazard mitigation planners work with states, counties, and local jurisdictions, following a proven planning process:

1.) Organize Resources

  1.  Coordinate key stakeholders
  2. Integrate with other planning efforts
  3. Develop the planning process

2.) Assess Risks

  1. Identify hazards
  2. Map hazards
  3. Analyze vulnerabilities and impacts

3.) Develop the Mitigation Plan

  1. Identify goals and objectives
  2. Identify and analyze mitigation actions
  3. Prioritize projects

4.) Implement the Mitigation Plan

  1. Gain plan approval
  2. Adopt plan
  3. Publish plan

5.) Monitor Progress and Maintain the Mitigation Plan

  1. Incorporate into other planning mechanisms
  2. Conduct annual review and evaluation
  3. Complete three- or five-year updates (state/local)

Mitigation plans form the foundation for each community’s long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. Our team understands that the planning process is as important as the plan itself. It creates the relationships and framework for risk-based decision making to eliminate damages to lives, property, and the economy from future disasters.

Our disaster preparedness and recovery services are provided under the Tidal Basin name. Our adjusting services continue to be delivered by our licensed regional public adjusting firms, under the Adjusters International umbrella. Please contact Tidal Basin for assistance with the services listed above.