We investigate experimentally the flow around a flexible rectangular thin plate positioned normal to the wind direction and embedded in a thick turbulent boundary layer. The purpose of the study is to reduce the plate oscillations caused by unsteady wind loads. Two methods were tested. First we used two mechanical Piezo-electric actuators attached to the plate while the second method used three mass-less Piezo-electric fluidic actuators. The two methods were applied with similar closed-loop control principles: Strain Gauge (SG) sensors captured the plate oscillations and a simple phase-lag and gain was used to attenuate the oscillations. The results show a reduction of 30%-40% of the plate oscillation compared to the uncontrolled case, using fluidic actuators positioned around the free-end flow separation points. The fluidic control was found to be superior to the mechanical control for the current application and conditions. We Hypothesize flow physics mechanism that links the unsteady pressures created on the plate by actuation to its oscillations.