A mitigation plan is a document created to identify the hazards that may affect the area and quantify
the jurisdictions’ vulnerability to those hazards. Once the vulnerability has been calculated,
jurisdictions identify methods they can use to reduce their vulnerability to area hazards. An updated
and approved mitigation plan is required to apply for and receive funding for mitigation projects. These
projects are designed to mitigate the effect of a hazard and may include projects like safe rooms, flood
buy-outs and many others. In 2009 the mitigation plan covered 17 hazards within categories of natural
and man-made hazards. The new plan, created in 2015, incorporates a third section creating a total of 30
hazards in Natural, Technological, and Human-Caused categories.
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The Springfield-Greene County Emergency Management Program along with community stakeholders strives to be a national model of best practices in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery against high-impact events to reduce loss of life, damage to property and harm to the environment. The Springfield-Greene County Emergency Management Program promotes enhanced regionalization of emergency management across southwest Missouri.