Mitigation is any activity taken to reduce the risk and vulnerability of people and infrastructure to damage and/or injury.
Some examples of wind mitigation opportunities for a building include:
- Increase wind resistance of windows with wood or metal shutters and impact resistant glazing
- Increase wind resistance of house and garage doors with the addition of beams
- Increase wind resistance of roof structures with hurricane clips and straps
- Ensure mobile homes are anchored securely with tie downs.
View a 20 page booklet with practical suggestions on wind mitigation at Florida Distater's website. From the left-side bullet menu on the home page, choose Mitigation. Then, scroll down and look on the right-hand side of the screen for the Wind Mitigation Booklet.