Mitigation is defined as "sustained actions taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from hazards and their effects."
Goals Regarding Mitigation
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.
Working With King County
The City of Bothell faces much of the same hazards as does the majority of King County such as severe weather including high winds and winter storms, flooding, earthquakes, and terrorism. Therefore the City's Hazard Mitigation Plan was created in accordance with the goals and objectives of the King County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan and identifies hazards and the accompanying initiatives that the City has established to address those hazards.