Mitigation is doing something TODAY to help reduce or eliminate the loss of life and property during future events. On average, every $1 spent on mitigation is $4 in avoided losses.
The SCEMD Mitigation Section is responsible for programs that focus on the prevention of damage to personal dwellings and state and local infrastructure. This section coordinates technical assistance, including state and local risk assessment, and planning as well as administering the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM) and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
For mitigation ideas, check out our Mitigation Ideas Brochure.
For information on the latest National Flood Insurance Program, Biggert-Waters Act of 2012, see our BW-12 fact sheets.
You may review the 2013 South Carolina Hazard Mitigation Plan at Mitigation Plan under SCEMD Planning Section.