Hazard Mitigation / Disaster Resiliency

Hazard Mitigation

Hazards are unpreventable natural events that, by their nature, may expose our population to the risk of death or injury and may damage or destroy private property, societal infrastructure, and agriculture or other developed land.

Hazard mitigation planning is the process of determining how to reduce or eliminate the loss of life and property damage resulting from natural and human-caused hazards.

For information on local disaster declarations, mitigation activities or mitigation grant programs please visit the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management.

2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan

The 2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan involved a major rewrite of the entire document. It was approved by FEMA in a letter dated December 6, 2016 and validated the plan for use thru December 6, 2021.

The 2015 update process was kicked off on January 29th, 2015 at the City of Muldraugh's Safe Room. The Safe Room, a showcase hazard mitigation project, was completed in 2013 with Federal, State and Local funds totaling over 1.17 million dollars. It is designed to withstand 250 mph winds while providing shelter for 1,000 citizens during a tornado or similar quick hitting event.

The participating jurisdictions are hereby eligible applications through the State for the following mitigation grant programs administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)
  • Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL)
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
  • Repetitive Flood Claims (RPC)
2020 Hazard Mitigation Plan - DRAFT

The 2020 plan is available for public review.  It is currently under review by the Kentucky Office of Homeland Security and FEMA Region 4.  Upon their approval it will be presented to the individual jurisdictions for their adoption.  This will enable ongoing eligibility for any FEMA related funding.

LTADD Region Completed Hazard Mitigation Projects

To see other completed mitigation projects in our region visit our Story Map HERE

Disaster Resiliency

The 2022 LTADD Disaster Resiliency Plan is available HERE.  May 2022 DRAFT version.

Further Information

Kentucky Division of Emergency Management
Citizen Corps (FEMA)
National Climatic Data Center (NOAA)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Kentucky Emergency Management Association (KEMA)
Kentucky Association of Mitigation Managers (KAMM)
Storm Ready Communities
Staysafe.org’s Guide to Disaster Preparedness