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Louisville Metro Hazard Mitigation Plan

Stantec helps Louisville lessen the impact of disasters

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    Hazards Assessed

  • Louisville, Kentucky

    Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville is better prepared to minimize the impacts of disasters using an updated hazard mitigation plan from Stantec

Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville is prone to natural hazards involving flooding, severe storms, winter storms, and more. FEMA sets standard requirements for local hazard mitigation plans across the country, but Stantec took Louisville’s 2017 plan to the next level. We gathered extensive data regarding the city’s most severe threats and vulnerable areas, and updated the plan to minimize or prevent the most damaging effects of these disasters.

Our team also enhanced the GIS-based risk assessment we’d previously developed for a statewide hazard mitigation plan. We enhanced the original 1-kilometer grid used to assess risk down to a 100-meter grid for the Louisville plan. This increased level of analysis provided Louisville Metro with a granular view of risk and vulnerability that is unavailable in other hazard mitigation plans.

We also enhanced public outreach and incorporated information into the plan from traditional and non-traditional stakeholders. The city can use this additional data for hazard planning and other purposes.  

Meet Our Team

John Bucher, Senior Planner

Building resiliency means restoring natural systems and improving social equity by advancing education, public health, and personal wealth.

John Bucher

Senior Planner

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