The mitigation strategy serves as the long‐term blueprint for reducing the potential losses identified in the risk assessment. It is the heart of the mitigation plan and is essential to leading statewide mitigation programs to reduce risk. This section is where all the previous planning tasks come together to create a comprehensive,
realistic, and risk-informed action plan. During the planning process, the State identifies and profiles hazards, analyzes vulnerabilities, and assesses its capabilities. The mitigation strategy directly addresses those risks, vulnerabilities, and capabilities. It does this by developing mitigation actions. The mitigation strategy sets the priorities for the State’s mitigation program. It also guides communities during plan updates.

There are several steps the State will take to update the mitigation strategy. These steps include:

  1. Review, update, and evaluate mitigation goals
  2. Review, evaluate, and update existing mitigation actions
  3. Identify and prioritize new mitigation actions
  4. Identify current and appropriate funding sources