What Is Mitigation?

Mitigation includes any activities that prevent an emergency, reduce the chance of an emergency happening, or reduce the damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies. Buying flood and fire insurance for your home is a mitigation activity. Mitigation activities take place before and after emergencies.

Working with a flood map like this one, you and your insurance provider can mitigate your personal out of pocket expenses if it's prudent for you.