What Is Hazard Mitigation?
Personal Homeowner Mitigation
Osceola County's Hazard Management Plan
The goal of emergency management is to save lives, prevent property damage, and minimize damage to the environment from natural, technological, and human-related hazards. In order to accomplish this goal, a jurisdiction must understand various aspects of it's geographic and socioeconomic composition (community profile), have knowledge of all the hazards that have and/or could occur (hazard analysis), and establish strategies that can be used to eliminate or reduce the hazards impacts on the jurisdiction (hazard mitigation). This systematic process is known as Hazard Management and comprises efforts to reduce known hazards risk and impact to the jurisdiction.
Osceola County’s Hazard Management Plan
OSCEOLA COUNTY HAZARD MANAGEMENT PLAN 2016
The Community Profile provides details on the jurisdiction's geography, land use, economic, and demographic characteristics.
The Hazard Analysis lists known hazards and their potential impacts, risks, and identified vulnerabilities to the jurisdiction.
The Hazard Mitigation Plan establishes identified strategies used to eliminate or reduce the impacts of the jurisdiction's hazards.