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Mitigation wall protecting home from flood waters.Mitigation is defined by FEMA as "effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters." 

Duval County maintains a Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Plan aimed at defining the hazards that threaten the community and identifying measures to reduce the impacts of those hazards. To download the current version of the Duval County Local Mitigation Strategy, please follow this hyperlink. For more information on the LMS, please follow this hyperlink. 

To view the most recent Duval Prepares presentation (April 2022), click this link. 

The City wants to hear from you! Have you been impacted by a disaster? What hazards are you most concerned about? A link to a brief survey is provided below. Your feedback will help the City prepare for and protect from hazards. Participation in this survey is voluntary and any response will remain confidential.

Public Opinion Survey on Mitigation
Click this hyperlink: bit.ly/mitigationpublicsurvey

Encuesta de Opinión Pública sobre Mitigación
Haga clic en este hipervínculo: bit.ly/encuestamitigacion

Mitigation activities include:

  • Wind proofing critical buildings
  • Elevating or purchasing flood prone homes and businesses
  • Locating residential and commercial development outside flood zones
  • Creating wildfire buffers around development in vulnerable areas

Other Mitigation Initiatives:

To learn more about flooding and the National Flood Insurance Program click here.  

The National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) determined in a 2019 Report that every $1 invested in disaster mitigation by federal agencies saves society $6.