Mitigation is defined as “sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects.”
There are two main goals regarding mitigation. First, mitigation should minimize the impact on people and damage to property. Second, mitigation should minimize the economic impact of responding to and recovering from disasters. The overall goal of mitigation is to create disaster resistant communities.
The Marinette County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan was updated and approved in February 2020. It is available for download in the "Forms & Documents" section. Hazard analysis shows that severe storms and wildland fires pose some of the greatest risk to Marinette County communities and residents.