Hazard Mitigation Planning

Program Description

The NKADD is coordinating a reincarnation of the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan in accordance with the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000. This planning process includes input from representatives of various government departments, public agencies, and private citizens who serve on Hazard Mitigation Planning Committees.

Who does the Program Benefit / What are the Benefits?

The Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan benefits all participating jurisdictions in the NKADD geographical area that formally adopt the plan, as well as the citizens and businesses within those jurisdictions.

Hazards are a regional phenomenon and taking a regional, collaborative approach helps coordinate mitigation actions throughout the area. While the inherent point of Mitigation Planning is to mitigate losses from disaster occurrences, some more tangible benefits from the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan are eligibility for Pre-Disaster Mitigation Funding through FEMA and points towards FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS), which can lower home insurance rates for homeowners in floodplains.

2024 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

FEMA requires each jurisdiction included in the regional hazard mitigation plan to adopt the plan. Since the early 2000s, Northern Kentucky jurisdictions have submitted their hazard mitigation plan as a multi-jurisdictional region hazard mitigation plan, with the Northern Kentucky Area Development District (NKADD) leading the efforts to gather community input, write the plan, and work towards getting the plan adopted.

The NKADD has submitted the 2024 Northern Kentucky Hazard Mitigation Plan Update to the Commonwealth of Kentucky for their review. Once the state review and recommended revisions have been completed, the plan update will be sent to FEMA for review and approval.

While the updated plan is under review by state and federal agencies, the NKADD will be working with our local jurisdiction to approve and adopt the plan. NKADD staff developed the 2024 Northern Kentucky Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan – Plan Overview and Sample Adoption Resolution packet to help each jurisdiction with the adoption process. The packet includes an introduction, background, plan summary, and a sample plan resolution template.

Contact Information

For more information, please contact Katie Jo Kirkpatrick, at 859.283.1885.

Plan Review 2016 / 2017

Approved 2017 NKY Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan
Survey – Appendix A

Risk Assessment – Boone
Risk Assessment – Campbell
Risk Assessment – Carroll
Risk Assessment – Gallatin
Risk Assessment – Grant
Risk Assessment – Kenton
Risk Assessment – Owen
Risk Assessment – Pendleton

CRS Resources

The National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements.

As a result, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community actions meeting the three goals of the CRS:

  1. Reduce flood damage to insurable property
  2. Strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP
  3. Encourage a comprehensive approach to floodplain management.

CRS Flyer