Preparedness Bureau Mitigation

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The Mitigation Unit coordinates and administers statewide floodplain management and hazard mitigation programs, including both the planning of natural hazard mitigation projects and project implementation. The goal of the program is to reduce the short- and long-term effects of natural disasters, such as floods, wildfires, droughts, severe storms, and landslides, among others.

Personnel in the Mitigation Unit:

  • Assist with the identification and promotion of both structural and non-structural mitigation practices
  • Provide technical assistance during both the application process and the life of mitigation projects
  • Ensure compliance with program regulations and professional design standards
  • Conduct site visits during implementation

Contact the DHSEM Mitigation Program at 505-476-9682 or send an email to if you have additional questions.