Building a Climate Resilient City for All
Louisville is already facing more extreme heat waves, storms and record-breaking rainfall. These changes affect all community members and are expected to worsen in coming decades. For Louisville, this could mean approximately 74 more days per year above 100°F and up to three times more large-scale floods. Climate impacts create numerous risks for Louisville including:
- Increasing respiratory and heart disease due to heat and ozone exposure
- Overburdening of health care and emergency response systems
- Mental health impacts related to extreme weather
- Vulnerabilities to infrastructure and community assets
- Rising costs of insurance, energy, food and other expense
Prepare Louisville Climate Adaptation Plan
Prepare Louisville is Louisville Metro's strategy to build resilience to the impacts of climate change. Strategies and actions presented in this plan are designed to protect community members most at risk while building resilience across all people, businesses, and natural resources throughout the community.
The Office of Advanced Planning and Sustainability developed Prepare Louisville through a collaborative process with climate change experts, Louisville Metro agencies, community leaders, and interested residents who contributed via planning meetings, community dialogues and an online survey.