Hazard Mitigation

Staff Contact

Cara Woods Serra, AICP, CFM
Comprehensive Resiliency Planner
(727)570-5151 ext. 28

What is Hazard Mitigation?

According to the Florida Department of Emergency Management (FDEM), mitigation actions reduce or eliminate the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters.

What is the TBRPC’s Role in Hazard Mitigation?

The TBRPC coordinates resources for member governments updating and maintaining their Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000).  TBRPC staff also convene a regional group of hazard mitigation professionals to share resources and best practices when updating their local mitigation strategy.

Council staff provide technical assistance for member governments in the following areas:

  • Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • Community Rating Systems (CRS) technical assistance