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Community Mitigation Map for Theme 1: Perception of Vulnerability

How to read the Community Mitigation Maps:
1. Start with a box on the far left (the root cause).
2. Read the boxes from left to right using “If, then” logic.
3. Follow the direction of the arrows.
4. Repeat these steps until reaching the problem statement, which is the box on the far right.
 
For example, following one of the threads of logic on the combined Community Mitigation Map (CMM), start with the box on the far left, “If the media loses focus on disasters after time, then the urgency and awareness fade over  time after disasters. If the urgency and awareness fade over time after disasters, then communities will lack awareness and urgency in preparing for crisis (they don’t see the value). If the communities lack awareness and urgency in preparing for crisis (they don’t see the value), then mitigation isn’t a priority for the community. And if mitigation isn’t a priority for the community, then communities do not engage in mitigation strategies to lessen the impact of disasters (the problem statement).
Community Mitigation Map for Theme 1: Perception of Vulnerability