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Preparing for Natural Disasters

University of Kentucky Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Kick-Off Steering Committee Meeting

“Identifying Our Hazards”

November 7, 2014

10:00 am -12:00 pm

W.T Young Library
401 Hilltop Ave
Lexington, KY 40506
West Wing – Basement
Room B-108C

The University of Kentucky’s Hazard Mitigation Plan was last approved in February 2010 and has kept the Unviersity in compliance with federal hazard mitigation planning standards resulting from the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, as contained in 44 CFR 201.6.  The current plan is approved for a period of five years, until February 9, 2015.  As a result, the University is an eligible applicant for state and federal funds for mitigation and disaster assistance grant programs administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
University of Kentucky’s Hazard Mitigation Goals:

  1. Protect Lives
  2. Protect University Property
  3. Ehhance Existing, or Develop New, University Policies
  4. Build and Strenthen Partnerships
  5. Increase Campus Community Understanding
  6. Integrate Risk Reduction Strategies

The 2015 update to the University of Kentucky Hazard Mitigation Plan will be a collaborative effort on the part of UK Police:  Division of Crisis Management and Preparedness, the UK Hazard Mitigation Steering Committee, state and local agencies, the University of Louisville Center for Hazards Research and Policy Development, and interested members of the UK community.  A series of steering committee meetings will be held on UK’s campus to accomplish the following:

  1. Update UK’s hazard vulnerability assessement
  2. Measure progress and update UK’s five-year mitigation action plan
  3. Commit to plan maintenance measures for the next five-year cycle

The projects identified and the priority placed upon them through this planning process will guide the Unviersity and influence opportunities for FEMA funding over the next five years.

University of Kentucky Kentucky Division of Emergency Management Federal Emergency Management Agency Center for Hazards Research and Policy Development

After a Natural Disaster

If UK Property has been damaged as a result of a Federally Declared Natural Disaster, the University may be eligible for reimbursement of expenses related to disaster clean-up and repairs. Additionally, certain projects may be eligible for federal money to mitigate future disasters. If you are managing UK property following a natural disaster, please be sure to contact the Division of Crisis Management and Preparedness at CMP@uky.edu or 859-257-3815.

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