Hazard Mitigation Plans
Hazard Mitigation Plans form the foundation of a community's long-term strategy to break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction and repeated damage. Disasters cause loss of life, damage buildings and infrastructure and have devastating consequences for a community’s economic, social, and environmental well-being. The Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR 201.2) defines hazard mitigation as “sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and their property from hazards.” The purpose of mitigation planning is to identify policies and actions, which can be implemented and sustained, to reduce risk and future losses from disasters.
The purpose of mitigation planning is to identify local policies and actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce risk and future losses from hazards. Mitigation is most effective when it is based on a comprehensive, long-term plan that is developed before a disaster occurs. Mitigation policies and actions are identified by an assessment of hazards, vulnerabilities and risks, and include the participation of a wide range of stakeholders and the public in the planning process.
Countywide Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Lake Cumberland Area Development dDistrict, in partnership with counties and municipalities, have developed a region-wide, multi-jurisdictional multi-hazard mitigation plan. The plan identifies and assesses a variety of natural and man-made hazards and describes mitigation strategies and action items to reduce future damages and better prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. This plan is required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for grant funding.
Additional Hazard Mitigation Web pages:
Hazard Mitigation Plan Downloads
Public Comment For The Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
The LCADD is pleased to announce the opportunity for public comment on the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP) Update. The public comment period will be open March 21, 2017 through April 7, 2017.
Hazard Mitigation Plan Comments
Lake Cumberland Area Development District
P.O. Box 1570
Russell Springs, KY 42642
prior to April 7, 2017.