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Mitigation

Mitigation activities entail identifying risks and hazards to either substantially reduce or eliminate the impact of an incident usually through structural measures. Mitigation activities often have a long-term or sustained effect and may have an impact on insurance premiums. In many cases, mitigation activities occur in the recovery stage of a major disaster. Some examples of mitigation include:

  • Building codes that address risks such as fires, high winds, or earthquakes
  • Zoning rules that restrict construction in floodplains
  • Rebuilding damaged structures with more resilient materials
  • Flood mapping to identify low lying areas and relocating homes and structures located in floodplains and flood prone areas
  • Dams and levees that help prevent flooding

 

  • Contact Us

    Phone: 910-438-4069
    Law Enforcement Center:

    131 Dick Street, Room 114
    Fayetteville, NC 28301

    Fax: 910-677-5552
    Email:
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    Coordinator: Garry Crumpler

    Contact Us

    Phone: 910-438-4069
    Fax: 910-677-5552
    Email:
    email_envelope
    Coordinator: Garry Crumpler
    Law Enforcement Center:

    131 Dick Street, Room 114
    Fayetteville, NC 28301