Mitigation

What is Mitigation?

Mitigation refers to activities which eliminate or reduce the effects of a disaster.

Examples:

  • Clearing dead trees from your property to reduce the chances of a fire spreading to your house.
  • Reinforcing a bridge to help it withstand an earthquake.
  • Building a house on stilts to reduce the chances of damages resulting from a flood.
  • Screwing bookcases and other items into studs to prevent injury during an earthquake.
Galena community flooding 2013

Galena community flooding 2013


Communities and individuals can do lots of things to protect lives and property. Find out how you can protect your friends and family by clicking on one of the emergencies below“, or explore the State of Alaska’s Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Mitigation Links

Points of Contact

  • General Mitigation Point of Contact
  • Ann Gravier - Emergency Management Specialist III/ State Hazard Mitigation Officer - 428-7045
  • Ervin Petty - Emergency Management Specialist II/ Hazard Mitigation Officer - 428-7015
  • Brent Nichols - Emergency Management Specialist II/ Hazard Mitigation Officer - 428-7085
  • Scott Nelsen - Emergency Management Specialist II/Hazard Mitigation Officer - 428-7010