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In the wake of disasters, people often wonder whether there is a way to protect both people and property from such devastating losses. The answer is a resounding "YES!" Mitigation is the way to provide that protection. Hazard mitigation means taking action to reduce or prevent future damage, preferably before a disaster strikes. Throughout Ohio, many individuals, businesses, and communities have been taking action to combat disasters. To see how they are protecting their lives and property click on the link below.