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Mitigation actions reduce or eliminate the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Due to Glades County’s weather, and geography we are highly vulnerable to disasters. Disasters can be very costly to citizens and government. In 2005, a study by the National Institute of Building Sciences reported to Congress that, on average, every dollar spent on mitigation yields $4 in future benefits.
Glades County insures that the mitigation portions of the Florida Building Code are followed whenever a building is substantially renovated and when the roof is replaced. The Florida Building Code requires that at least the portion of the building being renovated, be in compliance with the current requirements of the code. Depending on the extent of renovation, the entire building may be required to be in compliance with the current requirements of the code.
The State Department of Economic Oppurtunity, Division of Emergency Management, Bureau of Mitigation administers several federal mitigation grant programs including the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program, Flood Mitigation Assistance Program, Severe Repetitive Loss Program and the Repetitive Flood Claims Program. The Bureau also administers the Residential Construction Mitigation Program, a state mitigation grant program.
In addition, to comply with federal regulations, the Bureau of Mitigation routinely updates the State Hazard Mitigation Plan and supports local communities with their mitigation planning efforts.
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