What is a mitigation measure?
A mitigation measure is something done for the purpose of protecting real and personal property against disaster related damage. You may implement mitigation measures after a disaster occurs (post-disaster) to protect against recurring disaster related damage, or before a disaster occurs (pre-disaster) to protect against future disaster related damage. Examples of mitigation measures include building retaining walls, sea walls, grading and contouring land, elevating flood prone structures, relocating utilities, or retrofitting structures to protect against high winds, earthquakes, flood, wildfires, or other physical disasters. Section 123.107
specifically addresses post-disaster mitigation for home disaster loans, and § 123.204
specifically addresses post-disaster mitigation for businesses. Sections 123.400
through 123.412 specifically address pre-disaster mitigation.
[67 FR 62337, Oct. 7, 2002]