Actions that prevent future emergencies or cut their effects, are called mitigation. For example, strapping a water heater to a stud wall before an earthquake is a mitigation activity. Mitigation activities take place before and after emergencies.
Threats and Hazards in Kitsap County are regularly assessed and plans are made to address these issues. A document called the Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan is created and used as a guide to reducing, or mitigating, threats and hazards before they occur.