Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Summary
As a local community, Louisville Metro is required to develop a comprehensive Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) provides the legal basis for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation planning requirements for State, Local and Indian Tribal governments as a condition of mitigation grant assistance. DMA 2000 is a regulation to improve the hazard mitigation planning process in the United States.
DMA 2000 requires local communities to address natural hazards in their community with a focus on “pre-disaster mitigation” rather than “post-disaster responses.” The legislation reinforces the importance of mitigation planning in emphasizing planning for disasters before they occur. As such, DMA 2000 establishes a “pre-disaster hazard mitigation” program and new requirements for the post-disaster Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
Five Year Update: DMA 2000 also requires local communities to update the Hazards Mitigation Plan on a five-year cycle. The 2011 Louisville Metro Mitigation Plan follows guidance issued by the FEMA and the Community Rating System (CRS). The Plan update includes Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) as a Man-Made Hazard. As a result, the Louisville Metro Plan became a Multi-Hazard Plan.
Due to Louisville Metro’s climate, geology, and geographical setting, the area is vulnerable to 12 natural hazards that threaten life and property. Flooding consistently ranks as the number one natural hazard in the Louisville Metro area due to its proximity to the Ohio River, 11 major stream systems and approximately 790 stream miles. The elevation in Louisville Metro ranges from 383 to 902 feet above sea level and estimations show that 15% of the area is in the floodplain.
The objective of the updated five-year Plan is to produce a mitigation plan with a program of activities to further identify Louisville Metro’s vulnerability to natural and man-made hazards so a mitigation strategy can be developed to eliminate or reduce losses. The updated Plan uses the same planning process as the 2005 plan and stakeholders are again at the center of the process.
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Table of Contents
2.0 The Planning Process
3.0 Risk Assessment
4.0 Mitigation Strategy
5.0 Plan Maintenance Procedures
Acronyms & Glossary of Terms
Appendix 1.1 Map of Louisville Metro Regional Area
Appendix 1.2 Louisville Metro Council Districts
Appendix 2.1 Plan Development Team Members
Appendix 2.2 Partnering Agreement
Appendix 2.3 Resolution Authorizing Metro Government to Endorse Its Hazards Mitigation Plan Update
Appendix 2.4 Advisory Committee Agendas
Appendix 2.5 Advisory Committee Attendance List
Appendix 2.6 April 13 Public Meeting Handouts
Appendix 2.7 June 2 2011 Public Meeting Agenda Press Release
Appendix 3.1 Exposure Score Maps
Appendix 3.2 HAZUS 500 Year Probabilistic Earthquake Run
Appendix 4.1 State Hazard Mitigation Capability Matrix
Appendix 4.2 Louisville Metro Existing Plans, Studies, Reports, and Technical Information Summary
Appendix 4.3 Brainstorming Session for Problems and Concerns
Appendix 4.4 Louisville Metro Multi-Hazard Mitigation Five-Year Action Plan