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Emergency Management

What is Mitigation?


Mitigation is the action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something.

Pre-disaster mitigation planning involves planning ahead to reduce the severity of natural disasters before they occur. Some examples of natural disasters include: flooding, fire, winter storms, tornadoes, and contamination, among others. The Federal Emergency Response Agency (FEMA) has provided the Bad River Tribe with a grant to establish a pre-mitigation plan for natural disasters that may impact communities on the Bad River Reservation. This grant will allow the Bad River Tribe the opportunity to develop a state and FEMA approved, and locally adopted, Tribal hazard mitigation plan. Our plan will help us prepare to take care of each other the next time a disaster hits!

Learn more about the Bad River Mitigation team members and status of the development of an emergency response plan.


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What is FEMA?

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FEMA is an acronym for Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA is an agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security. FEMA coordinates the federal government&#39s role in preparing for, preventing, mitigating the effects of, responding to, and recovering from all domestic disasters, whether natural or man-made, including acts of terror. It supports citizens and first responders to ensure that, as a nation, we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards. On April 1, 1979, President Jimmy Carter signed the executive order that created the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Today FEMA remains committed to protecting and serving the American people.