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Projects that Protect
Mitigation is a way to lessen the impact of a disaster on a community through preparedness, structural hardening and infrastructure projects. Your membership in the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Workgroup is your gateway to mitigation funding.
- For every dollar invested it is estimated you save $4 in potential losses
- May protect your loved ones, homes and businesses from harm
- Helps a community recover more quickly from a disaster
How we help local communities with mitigation
- Miami-Dade Office of Emergency Management runs the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Workgroup that meets quarterly.
- Provide updates and information on mitigation topics through meetings and email
- Maintains and updates the Local Mitigation Strategy plan that is approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Maintains a list of projects that may become eligible for mitigation or other grant funding
- Coordinates with local communities that participate in the Community Rating System program to save people money on flood insurance
- Coordinates with the State and FEMA after a disaster to get federal funding to help communities rebuild stronger
- Community Action and Human Services offer programs to assist eligible homeowners
- Paint and Hurricane Shutter Program
- Weatherization projects
- Miami-Dade County homeowners, businesses and industries in unincorporated Miami-Dade County interested in hurricane windows and other energy saving upgrades have financing options through the property assessed clean energy (PACE) program.
How can you mitigate?
- Make a plan
- Assess your risks to determine what you/your residence may be vulnerable to (e.g flooding, storm surge from hurricanes, high winds, power outages)
- Buy insurance to help protect yourself financially if a disaster hits
- Protect your windows and doors from high winds (e.g. storm shutters, impact windows/doors)
- Have tie down straps installed in your roof
- If you do need to evacuate know where you plan to go, how you will get there and what you need to take.
- Federal Alliance for Safe Homes offers tips on how to Protect your Home and How to Be Prepared.
For more information or to ask questions please email [email protected] or call 305-468-5400 and ask for the Mitigation Planner.
Next LMS Quarterly Meeting
June 20, 2018
9:30 - 11:30 am
Coral Gables Museum - Fewell Gallery
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
All Working Group Members and the public are welcome to attend.
Future Quarterly Meetings:
September 19, 2018 (webinar)
December 12, 2018 (in person)
LMS Information Bulletin
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