Local Mitigation Strategy
Osceola County Emergency Management coordinates and supports the Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group in producing the Local Mitigation Strategy. The objective of the Local Mitigation Strategy is to make Osceola County and the community, as a “whole”, safer and more disaster resilient. Understanding hazard mitigation enables the community to lessen vulnerability to the various threats and hazards which better supports economic and social development.
Through effective hazard mitigation programming, business disruption is lessened and governmental financial outlay reduced. By addressing hazards in advance using mitigation initiatives, businesses and citizens recover and achieve normalcy sooner following a catastrophic event.
The strategy is a multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation document (the Plan) achieved through a coordinated, cooperative planning effort across the public and private sectors including public feedback. Developing and maintaining the Plan is extremely important to the Osceola County community because of rapid population growth, seasonal population (tourism) influx, and expanding development.
The Plan identifies, prioritizes, and executes mitigation goals and objectives including mitigation initiatives based on community hazards and vulnerabilities throughout the entire county. The Plan identifies mitigation initiatives that are cost effective, technically feasible, and environmentally sound.
To request an ADA-compliant version of the document, please contact our ADA Coordinator at (407) 742-1200 (TTY User Dial: 711) or via email at Hind.Huda@osceola.org.