What Is Mitigation?
To mitigate is not complicated - it simply means “to make less severe.” Trimming trees and limbs away from your home; installing working shutters; anchoring your manufactured home or creating a safe room to protect your family from high winds, are all examples of mitigation. Mitigation is smart and responsible. And it’s cost effective!
To Learn More
Visit these Web sites to learn more about how you can lessen the impact of future storms:
The LSU Agricultural Center Web site offers a variety of support information including articles and videos on preventing flood damage to your home also provides detailed flooding and wind hazard zones in Louisiana, and practical information and detailed instructions on elevating your home or building on higher ground.
FLASH.org is an all-encompassing Web site that provides a wealth of information on flooding and other natural and man-made disasters. FLASH.org explains how to prepare for a flood – basic food safety rules, preparing and protecting your pets and mitigation advice like safeguarding your electrical and air conditioning systems to minimize the risk of electricity loss and damage.
Disastersafety.org is a comprehensive Web site for emergency preparedness and mitigation. With banks of topics ranging from keeping your house clear of tree branches for lessening the risk of damage to your home during a wind or a winter ice storm, to how to wood brace your garage door, to information on proper methods to anchor a manufactured home.
- FEMA Non-Disaster Grant Program Opportunities
- Flood Mitigation Assistance
- Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities
- Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program
- Hazard Mitigation Guidance
- Flood Maps Portal
- Community Floodplain Information
- Elevation Certificate Information
- Local Parish Government Migitation Plans
- Hazard Mitigation 101
- State Hazard Mitigation Plan 2019
Have A Mitigation Question?
You can email your question to the GOHSEP Mitigation team using the button below.