MITIGATION - MITIGATION Strengthening buildings and...

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1 MITIGATION Strengthening buildings and infrastructure exposed to hazards by means of building codes, engineering design, and construction practices to increase the resilience and damage resistance of the structures such as dams, levees, and seawalls (structural mitigation) Godshak, Beatley, Berke, Brower, and Kaiser, Natural Hazard Mitigation: Recasting Disaster Policy and Planning , Island Press, Washington DC, 1999.
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2 MITIGATION – cont. Avoiding hazard areas by directing new development away from known hazard locations through land use plans and regulations and by relocating damaged existing development to safe areas following a disaster (nonstructural mitigation). Godshak, Beatley, Berke, Brower, and Kaiser, Natural Hazard Mitigation: Recasting Disaster Policy and Planning , Island Press, Washington DC, 1999.
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3 MITIGATION – cont. Maintaining protective features of the natural environment by protecting sand dunes, wetlands, forests, and vegetated areas, and other ecological elements that absorb and reduce hazard impacts, helping to protect exposed buildings and people (nonstructural mitigation). Godshak, Beatley, Berke, Brower, and Kaiser, Natural Hazard Mitigation: Recasting Disaster Policy and Planning , Island Press, Washington DC, 1999.
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4 The National Mitigation Goal: 2 strategies to be achieved by 2010 1. To substantially increase public awareness
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