Kentucky Natural Hazards Overview

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

 


KAMM Website Links to Hazard Info

Hazard Overview, Guidance and Resources

Link below to the natural hazards for a description of the hazard, hazard types and guidance and resource documents. 

 


2018 State Hazard Mitigation Plan 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 Links

Follow the links to each section of the Hazard Mitigation Plan for a Profile, Risk Assessment, Maps and Mitigation Strategy.  

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