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The Mitigation Branch develops and maintains a comprehensive state and local mitigation program to reduce damage and save lives from natural disasters that impact the state of Ohio and its residents. Other responsibilities include:
A hazard mitigation plan is a strategic/guidance document used by an entity to reduce future risk to life and property. A hazard mitigation plan has the following elements:
Currently, Ohio is a national leader in LHMP development. All 88 counties either have FEMA approved LHMPs or are in the process of developing their LHMP. For more information on which communities are covered under a county LHMP, please contact the appropriate county EMA office or the Mitigation Branch at Ohio EMA.