Kentucky Hazard and Mitigation Plan Overview

2018 State Hazard Mitigation Plan

2018 Kentucky Hazard Mitigation Plan

2018 Kentucky Hazard Mitigation Plan is stored on KYEM’s website and can be downloaded at https://kyem.ky.gov/recovery/Pages/2018-Kentucky-Hazard-Mitigation-Plan-.aspx

In the State Hazard Mitigation Plan the Commonwealth’s natural hazards are divided into 10 categories, as follows.

  • Flooding
    • Dam Safety
  • Drought
  • Earthquakes
  • Landslides
  • Karst/Sinkholes
  • Mine Subsidence
  • Severe Winter Storms
  • Tornadoes and Severe Thunderstorm Wind
  • Extreme Temperatures
  • Wildfires

 


Background

The planning process for this 2018 update of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Enhanced Hazard Mitigation Plan (CK-EHMP 2018) began in the first quarter of 2016 in anticipation of FEMA’s (typically) annual Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) nationally-competitive grant program: The University of Kentucky Hazard Mitigation Grants Program Office (UK-HMGP) developed the idea that the CK-EHMP 2018 would be used to highlight key integrations and coordination with other commonwealth agencies that allow the Commonwealth to maximize mitigation activity and administer a comprehensive mitigation program and effectively use mitigation funding.

The CK-EHMP 2018 would illustrate the integration and coordination that underlies most sections comprising the Standard and Enhanced Plan Review Tools and much messaging regarding mitigation primarily through the CK-EHMP 2018’s Risk Assessment. The implication was that it is through a Risk Assessment that agencies, with whom Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) and UK-HMGP work closely, would be able to advertise their expertise and showcase outcomes resulting from the day-to-day work they do on behalf of the Commonwealth and toward mitigation. Additionally, regarding one of Kentucky’s coordinating partners to be mentioned below, it was decided to attempt application under the Fiscal Year 2016 PDM program for a separate commonwealth-wide hazard mitigation plan that would then be integrated in the CK-EHMP 2018.

 


2018 Kentucky Hazard Mitigation Plan

Link to sections of the State Hazard Mitigation Plan

Planning Process, Original Submittal View
Risk Assessment, Hazard Identification, 1, Revised Submittal View
Risk Assessment, Hazard Identification, 2, Flooding, Original Submittal View
Risk Assessment, Hazard Identification, 3, RL, Original Submittal View
Risk Assessment, Hazard Identification, 4, Dam, Original Submittal View
Risk Assessment, Hazard Identification, 5, Drought, Original Submittal View
Risk Assessment, Hazard Identification, 6, Earthquakes, Revised Submittal View
Risk Assessment, Hazard Identification, 7, Landslides, Revised Submittal View
Risk Assessment, Hazard Identification, 8, Karst, Original Submittal View
Risk Assessment, Hazard Identification, 9, Mine Subsidence, Original Submittal View
Risk Assessment, Hazard Identification, 10, Winter Storms, Revised Submittal View
Risk Assessment, Hazard Identification, 11, Wind, Revised Submittal View
Risk Assessment, Hazard Identification, 12, X-Temp, Revised Submittal View
Risk Assessment, Hazard Identification, 13, Wildfire, Original Submittal View
Risk Assessment, Changes, Original Submittal View
Mitigation Strategy, Original Submittal View
State Mitigation Capabilities, Original Submittal View
Local Mitigation Policies, Programs, Capabilities, Original Submittal View
Plan Review, Evaluation, and Implementation, Original Submittal View
Adoption, Original Submittal View
Assurance, Original Submittal View
Enhanced Plan, Original Submittal View


KAMM Website Links to Hazard Info

Hazard Overview, Guidance and Resources

 


EXPLORE FURTHER

Emergency Action Plan (Template) www.cdc.gov
Kentucky Flood Hazard Portal – KY Water Maps Portal 2.0 watermaps.ky.gov
Kentucky Flood Hazard Portal – KY Water Maps Portal 2.0 watermaps.ky.gov
Division of Mine Safety – Kentucky kentucky.gov
Find Your Flood Zone – Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet eec.ky.gov

Hazards Identified in Kentucky

  • Dam Failure
  • Drought
  • Earthquake
  • Extreme Temperature
  • Flood
  • Forest Fire
  • Hail Storm
  • Karst/Sinkhole
  • Landslide
  • Mine/Land Subsidence
  • Severe Storm
  • Severe Winter Storm
  • Tornado