Lexington Emergency Management will host the first of three public meetings for the 2018 Update to the LFUCG Hazard Mitigation Plan at 6:00pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The meeting will be held at the Fayette County Agricultural Extension Office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, Lexington, KY 40504.
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 2018.
You’re invited to take a community survey about the mitigation plan. Click on the link below:
The April 18 meeting will be an interactive workshop, in which participants will be asked for their help in identifying areas that experience or have the potential to experience one of the hazards listed below. Participants will also be asked for help in locating critical facilities and vulnerable populations that deserve attention in the Hazard Mitigation Plan. The following hazards will be included in the plan:
- Dam Failure
- Extreme Heat
- Extreme Cold
- Hazardous Materials
- Mine Subsidence
- Severe Storm
- 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.