Disaster mitigation protects lives and property. It also saves money, about $6 for every $1 spent on mitigation. MAG, at the request of the mayors and county commissioners in Summit, Utah, and Wasatch counties, has created a plan that helps those participating access disaster funding, both before and after a disaster occurs.
Mitigation reduces or prevents the damage caused by natural disasters such as earthquakes and wildfires. It involves actions taken before the disaster occurs rather than improving disaster response. Participation in this plan makes jurisdictions and organizations eligible to apply for FEMA grants and receive post-disaster funds.