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Local Mitigation Strategy

A Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) is a plan developed by the county to reduce and or eliminate the risks associated with natural and man-made hazards. These plans must be in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000). DMA 2000 is a mechanism for collaboration between state and local entities that encourages pre-disaster planning, recognizes need for mitigation, and designates funding for projects through Federal grant opportunities. The Florida Division of Emergency Management Mitigation Planning Unit assists counties in the update and review process of the LMS. They serve as a resource for technical advice, knowledge of funding sources, and general information regarding hazard mitigation. Without an approved LMS a county will be unable to apply for many Federal grants, and the LMS must be updated every five years to remain compliant. For more information please refer to the links below.

LMS Development and Update Resources

Mitigation Outreach

During the fall of 2013, the Bureau of Mitigation held 11 regional workshops around the state named “Get Your Mitigation On!”. The purpose of these workshops was to help inform and encourage local jurisdictions to become more involved in mitigation opportunities. A number of topics were covered including, but not limited to, mitigation planning, mitigation funding, trending topics, and more. “Get Your Mitigation On!” had nearly 300 participants attend and the slides that were presented are in the attachment below.

LMS Examples


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Miles Anderson

December 5, 2016 10:42

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