The Northern Kentucky Area Development District’s Hazard Mitigation Plan team would like your input on updating the region’s Local Hazard Mitigation plan, and we need your input. Since a critical component of updating the plan is community input, please take a few moments to complete the Hazard Mitigation Plan’s community survey at https://forms.office.com/r/Dwa0MMDBGm.
Mitigation planning is the foundation for guiding risk reduction investments. These investments build community resilience to future natural hazard events. The local mitigation planning process brings partners together to inform a risk reduction strategy that can be implemented using a wide range of public and private resources. Local mitigation plans demonstrate the commitment to mitigation across multiple sectors, such as infrastructure and economic development, to reduce natural hazard risk.
The local mitigation plan guides risk-informed decision-making at the local level. Local governments, including special districts, can use the mitigation plan to guide planning for climate adaptation, resilience, land use and economic development. Local hazard mitigation plans form the foundation of a community’s long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repetitive damage. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) supports local mitigation planning to achieve the following:
- Foster partnerships among all levels of government.
- Develop and strengthen non-governmental and private partnerships.
- Promote more disaster-resilient and sustainable communities.
- Reduce the costs associated with disaster response and recovery by promoting mitigation activities.
Once the team has collected all data, we will host community workshops to get additional input.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Katie Jo Kirkpatrick.