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Join KAMM – 2023

KAMM offers three membership levels: Individual ($25), Student ($10); and Agency/Organization ($250).  Membership is based on the calendar year (January 1 – December 31). 

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Thank you for attending our Conference!

2022 KAMM Conference

KAMM Family Reunion: Rooted in Mitigation

Holiday Inn Cincinnati Airport in Northern Kentucky 

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KAMM 2022 Conference for recap info


2023 KAMM Conference

Prestonsburg, Mountain Arts Center

September 18, preconference

September 19-21, annual conference


KAMM Fall Newsletter Now Available!

In This Issue

  • A Note from the Chair
  • A Note from the Vice Chair
  • KAMM’s Community Mitigation Grant Fundraising – Giving Tuesday
  • KAMM Sponsor – GPD – Thank You!
  • Welcome to new KAMM Members
  • 2022 KAMM Conference Recap
  • Thanks to our Exhibitors!
  • KAMM Regions
  • KAMM Committees
  • KAMM Sponsor – AECOM – Thank You!
  • ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Program
  • Announcing Damage Assessment and the Declaration Process Workshops
  • Eastern Kentucky Disaster Guidance Links
  • Grant Funding Announcements and Resources
  • Video Opportunities
  • FEMA Program Updates and Releases
  • KAMM Sponsor – RES – Thank You!
  • On-Line Training Opportunities
  • Kentucky Updates and Releases
  • Kentucky Drought Info
  • Thanks to Our KAMM Sponsors!

Link to the NewsletterKAMM Newsletter Fall 2022 Final


Announcing Damage Assessment and the Declaration Process Workshops


December 5 – 9, 2022

KYEM and FEMA RIV will conduct five all day workshops throughout the Commonwealth.  Link to the course flyers for December 5 – 9 below for Damage Assessment and the Declaration Process course details.

This class is intended for emergency management practitioners as well as private sector and non-governmental stakeholders who have a role in assessing disaster damages and impacts and requesting assistance.  This course will better prepare staff to conduct effective, accurate and efficient damage assessments to ensure devastated counties or cities are included in a presidential disaster declaration.

The first part of the class, FEMA will cover the following topics.

  • Preliminary Damage Assessment Training
  • The Critical Importance of Initial Damage Assessments
  • Damage Assessments and the Declarations Process-Individual Assistance
  • Damage Assessments and the Declarations Process-Public Assistance

Training Dates



Making Mitigation Work Webinars

The Natural Hazards Center is excited to announce the return of its popular webinar series, Making Mitigation Work. The series—which is produced in partnership with the FEMA—features free one-hour webinars that highlight progress in mitigation policy, practice and research.

You can access previous sessions of the Making Mitigation Work series on Natural Hazards Center’s website. The collection includes more than 20 videos that discuss topics such as mitigation messaging, building codes, buyout programs, disaster spending and investment, infrastructure resilience, community collaboration and racial and social equity.

Visit Natural Hazards Center || Making Mitigation Work (colorado.edu)

Participants may qualify for continuing education credits from the International Association of Emergency Managers.  Learn more on the Continuing Education Credits webpage.

Save the dates for future Making Mitigation Work 2023 webinars:

  • February 14, 2023, 11 a.m. to Noon MT
  • March 14, 2023, 11 a.m. to Noon MT
  • April 11, 2023, 11 a.m. to Noon MT
  • May 16, 2023, 11 a.m. to Noon MT
  • June 13, 2023, 11 a.m. to Noon MT

Natural Hazards Center || Catch Up on Previously Recorded Webinars (colorado.edu)


Community Rating System Webinar Schedule

The CRS Webinar Series provides both live and on-demand training to communities.  The Series includes basic introductory sessions and more advanced topics, most averaging about an hour in length.

For dates and topic, link to CRS Training and Webinars

Link to https://crsresources.org/training/ to register.



USGS Mobile Flood Tool

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.


What is the FEMA App

Take Charge of Disasters The FEMA App is your personalized disaster resource, so you feel empowered and ready to take charge of any disaster life throws your way.   

PLAN: Learn how to prepare for common hazards quickly and easily.

Whether you’re experienced or just starting out, the FEMA App can help you learn basic preparedness strategies like how to create a family emergency communication plan, what to pack in your emergency kit, and what to do immediately after a disaster. 

PROTECT: Knowing when and how to protect yourself, your loved ones and your property during a disaster can make all the difference.

With the FEMA App, you can receive real-time weather and emergency alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations nationwide.  It can also help you find a nearby shelter if you need to evacuate to a safe space.

Download the FEMA App

Get it on Google Play 

Download it on Apple Store.

You can also download the app via text messaging. On an Android device, text ANDROID to 43362 (4FEMA); On an Apple Device, text APPLE to 43362 (4FEMA).


Disaster Survivors

Use FEMA text messaging to find up to three emergency shelters or FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers nearby.

Search for shelters near you. Text SHELTER and your Zip Code to 43362.


To search for shelters near you, text SHELTER and your ZIP code to 43362 (e.g. Shelter 12345). You may look up shelters any time through the American Red Cross shelter map or by downloading the FEMA App.

Safety Tips

To sign up to receive general information about how to prepare for any type of disaster, text PREPARE to 43362.  To sign up for disaster specific safety tips, text one of the keywords below to 43362:

  • FIRE



Mitigation Matters!  

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