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.
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