Navigate Up
Sign In

 About Mitigation

Often regarded as the fourth phase of Emergency Management, mitigation is the act of preventing future emergencies or minimizing their effects. Mitigation activities take place BEFORE and AFTER emergencies.
As a result of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000), Federal law requires that each local jurisdiction prepare and adopt a jurisdiction-wide natural hazard mitigation plan as a condition of receiving project grant funds under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program.
The DMA 2000 describes the local mitigation plan as: “the jurisdictions commitment to reduce risk from natural hazards, serving as a guide for decision makers as they commit resources to reducing the effects of natural hazards.” ​

 LMS Work Group


​The Local Mitigation Strategy Work Group is currently composed of the following jurisdictions and non-profit organizations within Sarasota County:

American Red Cross
City of North Port
City of Sarasota
City of Venice
Ringling Museum
Sarasota County Government
Sarasota County School Board  
Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office
Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Town of Longboat Key
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee




 Contact LMS Work Group

Non-participating jurisdictions, non-profit organizations, and the general public are invited to attend our quarterly meetings.
For future meeting dates you may contact the Local Mitigation Strategy Work Group at or by calling 941-861-5495.
Mailing address:
Sarasota County Emergency Management
Local Mitigation Strategy Chairperson
6050 Porter Way
Sarasota, FL 34232
Comments and suggestions on the available documents may be sent to the Local Mitigation Strategy Work Group at or by calling 941-861-5495.

 Local Mitigation Strategy

expand LMS : Floodplain Management Plan ‎(7)
expand LMS : Jurisdiction Resolutions ‎(6)
expand LMS : LMS General Info ‎(7)
expand LMS : Work Group ‎(4)

Sarasota County, Florida
TTY: 7-1-1
or 1-800-955-8771
Contact |  Careers |  News Room |  Privacy Policy