The final draft for the 2018 Update to the LFUCG Hazard Mitigation Plan is now completed, and ready for public review.
The hazard mitigation planning process is required under federal law to help communities better prepare for natural and hazardous-materials disaster events and to ensure communities are eligible for federal grants to support mitigation actions. Mitigation plans must be updated and approved every five years to maintain eligibility. Lexington’s current plan expires in early 2019.
In addition to updates to account for recent development, population changes, and mitigation actions taken since the last review in 2014, committee members and the public were asked for their help in identifying areas that may have been overlooked, or corrections that needed to be made. A publicly available, online version of the draft plan is now available. The following hazards will be included in the plan:
Severe Winter Storm
The final plan will be submitted to the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for approval prior to being submitted to LFUCG Council for adoption.
More information is available from the Lexington Emergency Management website: BeReadyLexington.com. Information is also available on the DEM Facebook page – LexingtonKYEM – and also on Twitter – @lexkyem.