Lake of the Ozarks Council of
Hazard Mitigation is defined by the Federal Emergency Management Association as the "sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and their property from hazards and their effects. The purpose of mitigation planning is to identify policies and actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce risk and future losses. Mitigation Plans form the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. The planning process is as important as the plan itself. It creates a framework for risk-based decision making to reduce damages to lives, property, and the economy from future disasters."
LOCLG works with the Missouri State Emergency Management Association, FEMA, and local governments to develop local mitigations plans for our four county region. For more information on Missouri State (SEMA), or Federal (FEMA) mitigation planning, please visit their websites.