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“Summer is here… BE PREPARED”

Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed to heat or has over-exercised for his or her …

CSEPP

“Disaster and Emergency Animal Shelter”

The Garrard County Animal Control office now has a disaster and emergency shelter animal trailer unit.  The Garrard County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) through the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) purchased the trailer earlier this year. The self-contained trailer has the capibilties to hold a little over a dozen …

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“Don’t Drink the Pool Water”

Chlorine is supposed to take care of most of the bugs floating around in pools, but  human waste, it seems, is resistant. CDC reports that in recent tests more than 50% were ccontaminated with E. coli. When a pool is properly chlorinated though the ph levels should be killed off properly. …

Plans and Tips

“Motorcycle Safety”

General Guidelines for Riding a Motorcycle Safely: BE VISIBLE Remember that motorists often have trouble seeing motorcycles and reacting in time Make sure your headlight works and is on day and night Use reflective strips or decals on your clothing and on your motorcycle Be Aware of the blind spots …

CSEPP

“One person rescued after 60 feet fall”

BY: Michael J. Mullins EMT-B/PIO with Garrard County EMS On, Sunday evening April 21, 2013. At approximately 4:30 PM, Garrard County Emergency Medical Services along with Garrard County Sheriff’s Office and the Camp Dick Fire & Rescue were dispatched to the Tom Dorman Nature Preserve located just off of Rogers …

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“TURN AROUND-DON’T DROWN”

 Home Floods are one of the most common disasters in Kentucky. They can affect just one neighborhood or span several counties or states. River floods grow slowly over several days of heavy rain. Flooding can even occur when it is not raining. You need to know what to do when …

Plans and Tips

Floods

  Floods are one of the most common hazards in the United States, however not all floods are alike. Some floods develop slowly, while others such a flash floods, can develop in just a few minutes and without visible signs of rain. Additionally, floods can be local, impacting a neighborhood …

Severe Weather

“TORNADOES”

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. Spawned from powerful thunderstorms, tornadoes can cause fatalities and devastate a neighborhood in seconds. A tornado appears as a rotating, funnel-shaped cloud that extends from a thunderstorm to the ground with whirling winds that can reach 300 miles per hour. Damage paths can be …

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Thunderstorm and Lightning

To prepare for a thunderstorm, you should do the following: To begin preparing, you should build an emergency kit and make a family communications plan. Remove dead or rotting trees and branches that could fall and cause injury or damage during a severe thunderstorm. Postpone outdoor activities. Remember the 30/30 …

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The Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety

Earthquakes are inevitable but the damage is not — even in a very large earthquake. Preparing for the next damaging earthquake can help you and your family to survive and recover. The seven steps that follow include actions to keep you and your loved ones safe, reduce potential damage and recover …