Mitigation - Mitigation In the last decade the amount of...

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Mitigation In the last decade the amount of natural disasters faced around the world has significantly increased. Some of the cause of this growth is due to increased development, societal actions, the migration of populations to coastal areas, and climatologically changes. The means for reducing these impacted, defined as a sustained action to reduce or eliminate the risks to people and property from such hazards and their effects is mitigation. Mitigation does not look at quick responses, but long-term solutions to reducing risk, it is part of the recovery from the disaster and uses a broad spectrum of resources outside of the traditional resources for disasters. Most agree that the main intent of mitigation is to ensure that fewer communities and individuals become victims of disasters. The goal is to create economically secure socially stable, better built, and more environmentally sound communities that are out of harm’s way. Some mitigation tools that are known to reduce risk are: hazard identification and mapping, design and
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course SPEA-V 278 taught by Professor Mclean during the Fall '09 term at Indiana.

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