Mitigation plans form the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. The planning process is as important as the plan itself. It creates a framework for risk-based decision making to reduce damages to lives, property, and the economy from future disasters. Hazard mitigation is sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and their property from hazards.
The complete Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan Document is available for download in a printer-friendly file format. For assistance please contact the Albany-Dougherty Emergency Management Agency at (229) 431-2155.