The Owensboro City Commission unanimously approved an update to its Green River Area Development District Hazard Mitigation Plan during its regular meeting at City Hall on Tuesday afternoon.
Blake Edge, GRADD director of community and economic development, said during the meeting that the hazard mitigation plan allows the city to receive funds from FEMA in the event that a disaster was declared in Kentucky.
“We go through and conduct a risk assessment,” Edge said. “We map all critical infrastructure and really, the goal is to develop projects to reduce the costs of disasters.
“It is required by FEMA to be