Reducing the Impact of Disasters Through Education
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EDEN's Catalog of Extension Resources members to categorizing the resource by the activity that it describes or the phase in which the activity occurs. The lines between these phases can be fuzzy. To provide some degree of uniformity and assist users in extracting resources that meet their needs, a brief explanation is provided below.

Mitigating (Reducing Vulnerability) includes actions that lead to long-term reduction in risk or susceptibility to damage in future hazardous events. The interest in mitigation is usually most intense immediately after an event, but the actions themselves will take time to implement. Last-minute, short-term actions to reduce damage (shuttering, sandbagging) should be categorized as Responding.

  • Buying hazard insurance (reducing economic vulnerability)
  • Building permanent levees and floodwalls
  • Elevating buildings
  • Improving Drainage
  • Reforesting
  • Bulk-heading
  • Securing bookshelves/walls/foundation/roofs
  • Installing hazard-warning systems
  • Installing farm biosecurity measures
  • Mitigation Planning
  • Educating, increasing awareness


Cataloged Resources for which Activity=Mitigating

Use the Refiners on the to filter the list to a specific hazard (flood), topic (buildings, crops, etc.), state, or other parameter.


Power Outage is its own "Hazard"    Search for Hazard = Power Outage

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