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At this time, Miami-Dade County is monitoring Hurricane Matthew.

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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.

Why Mitigate?

  • 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

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.
  • Resources

For more information or to ask questions please email mdlms@miamidade.gov or call 305-468-5400 and ask for the Mitigation Planner.

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Next LMS Quarterly Meeting

December 14, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

North Miami City Hall
2nd Floor, Council Chamber
776 NE 125 ST
North Miami, FL 33161

The public is welcome to attend.

 
 
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