Operational Area Hazard Mitigation Program
Hazard mitigation is any sustainable action that reduces or eliminates long-term risk to people and property from future disasters. Mitigation planning breaks the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. Hazard mitigation includes long-term solutions that reduce the impact of disasters in the future. The Santa Clara County Hazard Mitigation Program has four goals:
- Reduce the vulnerability of communities to disasters and their effects
- Promote individual and community safety and their ability to adapt to changing conditions to withstand and rapidly recover from disruptions due to emergencies
- Promote community vitality after a disaster
- Lesson response and recovery resource requirements after a disaster
The mitigation program uses a three-pronged approach to engage County departments and jurisdictions within the Operational Area and accomplish the mitigation program goals.