KAMM Updates

Kentucky Watches, Warnings or Advisories – Weather Alerts  Follow the alerts, link here

KAMM’s Community Mitigation Grant Fundraising 

As a non-profit, KAMM will again be offering funds for projects that promote hazard mitigation through our annual community mitigation grant fundraising.  We are entering our third year of providing community grants.  Monies from our fundraising goes toward a community hazard mitigation project.  Our grants are anticipated to range from $3,000 – $5,000 according to how much we raise. 

Please make a monetary donation via our link or the QR Code.

Link to http://www.kymitigation.org/kamms-community-fundraiser/.

A BIG thanks to our Awards and Grants Committee for their hard work!


KAMM 2021 Virtual Conference 

Unmasking Mitigation

Link to our 2021 Conference Overview webpage. 



2022 KAMM Conference

September 19 Preconference 

September 20 – 23 Annual Conference


2021 KAMM Mitigation Awards

Jennifer Caummisar-Kern, Lori Rafferty and Matt Schaaf

Louisville MSD won both KAMM Mitigation Awards this year.  

Lori Rafferty – Mitigation Manager of the Year  Lori serves as Louisville MSD’s MS4 and Floodplain Manager and Community Rating System (CRS) administrator.

Maple Street Area Acquisitions – Mitigation Project of the Year

Louisville MSD received FEMA HMGP grant funding in 2010 to acquire and demolish 128 structures in the Maple Street area that had been damaged from flood events.  MSD  established a Community of the Future Advisory Committee in 2017 to consider ideas for beneficial reuse of this sizable 18-acre area located along Maple Street. Opportunities for park and recreational uses were identified as a primary objective, and a preliminary design and proposal are currently under review at FEMA.

Project staff includes Jennifer Caummisar-Kern, Lori Rafferty and Matt Schaaf

Congratulations to all!


KAMM Fall 2021 Newsletter

Check out our Fall newsletter!  KAMM Newsletter Fall 2021

Table of Contents

  • A Note from the Chair
  • A Note from the Vice Chair
  • Welcome KAMM First-time Conference Attendees 
  • KAMM Conference Daily Selfies! 
  • KAMM Regions 
  • KAMM Committees 
  • 2020 Community Grant Winner – Elizabethtown Education & Outreach Toolbox
  • 2021 Community Mitigation Grant Award Winners 
    • Lee County CodeRED 
    • Clinton County/Albany Flood Awareness Equipment 
  • Nature-Based Solutions in Kentucky – KAMM Grant Recap 
  • Training/Webinar Opportunities 
  • CRS Program Resources
    • CRS Credit for Stormwater Management Guide 
    • New Resources for Substantial Damage Plan (SDP) 
  • DOW Stream Maintenance Guidelines 
  • Building Code Updates and Releases 
  • FEMA Updates Flood Insurance Manual
  • Thanks 2021 KAMM Conference Sponsors!


KAMM Nature Based Solutions Webinars Recap

KAMM Nature Based Solutions Webinars hosted by KAMM in partnership with EPA Region IV, Kentucky Emergency Management and the University of Kentucky Martin School, Kentucky Division of Water, and The Nature Conservancy. 

Webinar Recap Link – Nature-based Solutions Webinar Series Recap, including presentations and resources.  


Program Updates and Releases

FEMA Releases Resources for Climate Change    

December 2021

FEMA Released the “Resources for Climate Change,” a document intended to assist state, local, tribal, and territorial partners in navigating FEMA resources regarding climate change.

These resources will support communities in building resilience and adapting to the impacts of climate change and funding for community adaptation strategies.  The document outlines relevant FEMA resources, including those that can help communities:

  • Identify and assess climate change risk.
  • Consider climate change during hazard mitigation planning.
  • Fund mitigation and climate adaptation strategies.
  • Build community capacity to address climate risks.

The document also includes information on how to fund mitigation and climate adaptation strategies, how a community can build capacity to address climate change and how emergency managers and officials can include climate change in their hazard mitigation planning.  Stakeholders will also be able to use the quick glance overview of all FEMA funding sources to help their planning efforts.

For additional resources on climate change, please visit FEMA.gov’s climate change page.


Mobile Tools

USGS Unveils Mobile Flood Tool for the Nation

The U.S. Geological Survey released a mobile tool that provides real-time information on water levels, weather, and flood forecasts all in one place. The new USGS National Water Dashboard will help inform forecasting, response, and recovery efforts for agencies such as the National Weather Service, FEMA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and other federal, state and local agencies.


FEMA Mobile App Introduces New Mitigate Your Risk Section

Features in the App

  • Receive real-time alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations nationwide.
  • Share real-time notifications with loved ones via text, email and social media.
  • Learn emergency safety tips for over 20 types of disasters, including fires, flooding, hurricanes, snowstorms, tornadoes, volcanoes and more.
  • Locate open emergency shelters and disaster recovery centers in your area where you can talk to a FEMA representative in person.
  • Prepare for disasters with a customizable emergency kit checklistemergency family plan, and reminders.
  • Connect with FEMA to register for disaster assistance. 
  • Toggle between English and Spanish.
  • Follow the FEMA blog.

Download the FEMA Mobile App.




Mitigation Matters!  

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