Local Mitigation Strategy

Local Mitigation Strategy Working Group

Local Mitigation Strategy is a plan that anticipates damage and disruption that could result from a hurricane or other disaster, and then determines how best to eliminate or at least reduce this damage. The Local Mitigation Strategy Planning Group (LMSPG ) is a coalition of representatives who work together to identify risks and to set priorities for addressing these risks.

Once these priorities have been determined by the Planning Group, the county is eligible for grant money through Florida’s Division of Emergency Management. Grant funds are intended to bring mitigation projects to fruition which would end up on a wish list otherwise. Part of Monroe County’s eligibility for this grant money is determined by meeting its requirement to facilitate LMSPG meetings.

Past hazard mitigation grants have provided funding for critical facilities such as City of Marathon Fire Station 14, Hurricane shutters for Marathon Airport, Panama City and Miami, funded drainage projects in Floridatown, and aided in acquiring property that was subject to repeated flooding in the Panhandle.

Local Mitigation Strategy Plan

View the latest Monroe County and Incorporated Municipalities Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Plan (PDF) (large document, allow extra time to upload).

More Information

The public is invited and welcome to attend. For more information, please contact Jose Tezanos at Monroe County Emergency Management at 305-289-6325.

Email all completed LMS Forms to Jeff Manning.

LMS Forms

LMS Toolbox

Further Information

Initiative Master List