The purpose of the Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) is to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to human life and property from disasters. The LMS Work Group consists of a variety of municipal and community partners within Alachua County who provide direction and guidance on the update of the mitigation strategy and projects sent to our State and Federal partners for funding consideration.
No meetings currently scheduled.
Mitigation Success Stories
Alachua County has been successful in completing some mitigation projects funded by FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. These included storm shuttering four of Alachua County Fire Rescue Stations and its Headquarters to withstand higher winds and acquiring and demolishing of a home in Gainesville (Red Lobster Basin) that faced repeated flooding and suffered severe mold damage. These are just a few examples of mitigation projects where investments made now can reduce and mitigate further damages and costs in the future.